The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and local authorities are asking for help in finding a monster that tossed a kitten out the window of a moving vehicle.
The incident happened on Columbus Avenue shortly before 4:00 pm on May 28. The 4-week-old tuxedo kitten was thrown from the window of a moving vehicle and into oncoming traffic. A horrified woman on the sidewalk screamed and mechanics from a local auto body shop quickly ran into the street to save the kitten from being hit.
Miraculously, the kitten survived the malicious act and was brought to the local humane society.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay instantly posted to social media and offered a reward of $500 to find the cruel person responsible. The reward was quickly doubled by a generous cat lover. PETA heard about the case and added an additional $5,000 for a total of $6,000 to find and prosecute the monster.
Columbo, as the kitten was named by the staff, is doing well. He suffered a bloody nose and scratched paws but will be ok. He is currently in foster care and receiving all the love and care he needs. Once he turns eight-weeks-old, he will be put up for adoption.
For now, the Humane Society is hoping to find the monster responsible and prosecute them. Columbo’s life matters and he deserves justice. The charges would be a misdemeanor for abandoning an animal, which is punishable by jail time and up to a $5,000 fine.
PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien in a statement, “It takes a chilling lack of empathy to toss an animal out of a car window and keep on driving.”
“The other kittens in the litter this one came from are in danger every minute they spend in the custody of this cruel person, which is why PETA urges anyone with information about this case to come forward now, before it’s too late.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Humane Society of Tampa Bay at 813-876-7138.
Watch the video below posted by the humane society shortly after the incident.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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