$2,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest and Conviction in Case of Kitten Thrown From CarPosted on September 6, 2013
For immediate release:
Lisa Franzetta, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Megan Backus, Animal Legal Defense Fund
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is offering a $2,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s) who threw a kitten from a car toward a group of animal rights demonstrators on Sunday, September 1. The demonstrators were gathered to raise awareness about dolphin slaughter in Japan. The kitten was severely injured upon impact with the ground and died about ten minutes later as the event organizers attempted to comfort him, according to news reports.
Such severe animal abuse could be charged as a class H felony under North Carolina Code Section 14-360(b). If convicted, the perpetrator could face six months in custody on a first offense. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have released a surveillance photo of the car allegedly involved in the incident.
“Horrific abuse like this indicates that an extremely dangerous personality is at large,” said Stephen Wells, ALDF’s executive director. “For the safety of animals, and of our communities, we call on anyone with knowledge of this abuse to come forward. Abusers almost always repeat violence against helpless animals and victimize humans as well.”
If you have information relating to the identity of the person or persons who killed this kitten, please contact the Animal Legal Defense Fund at 707-795-2533, x1010.
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