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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma City man threatened harm against a veterinarian after his cat died in the clinic’s care.

According to KFOR, Fred Meyer, 68, allegedly made the threat against Neel Veterinary Clinic late Monday. It was the type of threat police say should always be taken seriously.

“There was a female there,” Oklahoma City Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. “She called to inform her husband that the cat had died and he was furious.”

According to police, 68-year-old Fred Meyer was so upset over the death of his cat he threatened a violent act against the clinic. Police said Meyer threatened to bring an AK-47 to the clinic and also said he would blow the doors off.

“It was apparently a very upsetting thing for him; he was very angry,” Knight said.

Exactly how the cat died is not known. KFOR also wasn’t able to find out how long the animal had been a part of Meyer’s family.

As for clinic staff, they were unharmed and declined to comment on the incident. Police said those staff members did the right thing by reporting the threat.

“Anytime someone hears a threat like this, particularly about taking a gun to a place and doing something along the lines of shooting people, we certainly want to hear about it,” Knight said. “It’s something we take very seriously.”

Fred Meyer was arrested on one count of threatening an act of violence.