A restaurant owner in the Logan section of Philadelphia was arrested and charged on Thursday with multiple counts of animal cruelty after Police observed the actions on video.

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Published on 28 Jul 2012 by 

Man caught on camera abusing kittens

The Pennsylvania SPCA was alerted to the situation by Philadelphia Police who were investigating another situation in the area.

While reviewing surveillance tapes of the property, the police discovered footage of the man, believed to be the business owner, intentionally harming the cats in the back alley, according to George Bengal, head of Humane Law Enforcement for the Pennsylvania SPCA.

“The images caught on the tape were extremely disturbing,” said Bengal. “He was swinging the cats by their tails and throwing them around and other acts of cruelty.”

SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Department arrested 25 year old Yu Zhen Chen , at the Red Star restaurant on the 4900 block of Old York Road charging him four misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty of the first degree and four summary counts for torturing four kittens earlier this week.

After executing a search warrant the mother cat and 2 of the kittens as seen on the tape were brought to safety at the PSPCA headquarters in Philadelphia.

The cats have been named Carmella, Sonic, and Eko by PSPCA staff members.

Additional charges are pending.

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News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/logan-man-arrested-for-cruelty-to-cat-and-her-kittens-captured-on-video

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