“OMG…Writing through tears, again…What possess a child to do something like this? Are they seeing abusive treatment at home? Is it peer pressure? Is it a loss of self esteem due to bad parenting? I don’t know, but somebody needs to find out before it’s too late! Whatever it is, those kids new what they were doing, if the police can’t find the kid who admits to it, then all those present, should pay the consequences of their spiteful actions! R.I.P. little guy!!”
They said the kitten was hurt so badly, they had to euthanize it.
Lupe Morales said she is terrified of letting her dogs out because she is afraid someone might hurt them.
“I have three dogs and I would feel really bad if someone did anything to mine,” Morales said.
And that is what happened Friday night, when animal control workers said a Rolling Acres Mobile Estates resident saw several 10 to 12-year-olds abusing a four-week-old stray kitten.
Jackson animal control officers said they took the kitten to a local veterinarian to assess his injuries, but the vet had to put him down.
According to officers, the last time they had to euthanize an animal from something like this was in 2010. Animal control said it gets two to three animal abuse calls a month.
“We have a pretty serious cat overpopulation issue in that area [Rolling Acres] and so strays are a daily problem,” Owen said. Workers said they get so many calls from there, that they have to put out live traps, but they only help for so long.
“With such a high volume of people, you’ve got a lot of pets, and a lot of cats, and you know, that one cat’s great grandmother may have an owner, but since she had a litter of kittens, and then that litter of kittens has had kittens, nobody owns them at this point. Several people feed them, but nobody claims ownership,” Owen said.
Morales said she is not surprised after hearing about the kitten abuse, but still she is saddened at what happened. ”They should have to pay for what they did because that was an animal that they hurt,” she said.
Animal control officers told 7 Eyewitness News they seized two other kittens that are being cared for by a veterinarian until they can be adopted.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Jackson Animal Control at (731) 425-8545, or the Jackson Police Department at (731) 425-8400.
Video & News Link:-http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/Kitten-Abuse-Case-Appalls-Workers-159430085.html (Sorry but since Vodpod merged with Lockerz, it’s not easy to attach videos, basically because the new program we have to use is crap!.)
“The face book link where I found the picture, has this to say…”
This 4 week old male kitten was tortured (thrown against a wall which lead to one of its eyes exploding, they attempted to drown it 3 times in motor oil, beat it with sticks) the police were called and the kitten was seized to be humanely put to sleep.
No one would step up to say exactly who the childeren were…..all that was disclosed was that it was 2 boys and 2 girls of Hispanic decent between the ages of 10-12 years old. RIP sweet kitten.
Please keep your eyes and ears open people you if you even think an animal is being abused call your local PD or ACO…….we are the only help these innocent animals have!! Two other kittens were found and seized along this one and are in custody with Barn Cats Rescue to be vetted and then will be available for adoption. All donations are appreciated and all adopters are welcome.
“The kids that did this, will probably be the animal & human abusers of the future, unless it’s corrected now! At 10 years of age a child knows right from wrong, so they knew they were causing it pain! They need to pay for this, some how! It’s hard due to their ages but they need to suffer the consequences of their heinous actions now!”