TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP—Police are searching for the driver and occupants of a car who threw a kitten from the window of a moving vehicle while traveling on Route 202 in Tredyffrin Township.
The incident occurred Friday, May 17 at 7 a.m. Police said someone committed a “despicable and senseless act of animal cruelty” when they threw a kitten from the window of a moving vehicle traveling southbound on Route 202.
Police quickly responded to the area after they received the report, and found the kitten in the shoulder of the roadway. Officers immediately transported the kitten to a nearby emergency veterinarian, but they learned later Friday that the kitten had to be humanely euthanized. Police say the kitten had to be put down due to its condition.
A new animal cruelty law which recently in effect in Pennsylvania calls for up to 7 years in jail and a $15,000 fine for anyone who intentionally or knowingly tortures an animal or causes serious bodily injury or death of an animal from neglect or cruelty.
“Thank you Tredyffrin Township Police Department and the vet who did all they could for this kitten,” said Bonnie Zeolla, in a post on the Tredyffrin Police social media page. “I hope the evildoers who caused this horrific torture will become everyone’s focus so that they are caught, and everyone who feels that the vet and the police should have done more will be inspired to go and adopt one of the many cats waiting for a home.”
This case is being actively investigated by Tredyffrin Township Police and they are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information regarding the ownership of this kitten to contact Tredyffrin Township Police Department Sgt. Tyler Moyer at 610-644-3221 or TMoyer@tredyffrin.org. Tips can be also be submitted anonymously online at TredyffrinPD.org.