Brave New York City Cat Survives Brutal Kick, Recovers at ASPCA Animal Hospital

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:45pm
King recovering at the ASPCA Animal Hospital

After a video of a Brooklyn man brutally kicking a cat was posted to Facebook last week, animal advocates alerted authorities, leading to the arrest of the man in the video footage by the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Representatives of various animal welfare organizations, the Mayor’s Alliance and the NYPD worked together to locate the injured cat, named King, seen in the video. The NYPD transported King to the ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) to undergo emergency veterinary care.

King is currently recovering at the ASPCA Animal Hospital and will continue to receive treatment and close monitoring as he heals. It is still too soon to discuss a timeline for King’s adoptability.

This case reinforces the importance of reporting animal cruelty in a timely manner. To report animal cruelty in New York City, please dial 311 or call 911 to report crimes in progress. Please visit our Report Animal Cruelty page to learn how to report cruelty in other areas.

Animal cruelty is a crime in every state—if you see something, call 911. Please join our battle against animal cruelty today!

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King recovering at the ASPCA Animal Hospital

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I hope they prosecute him to the fullest


That's nowhere NEAR enough,


I am thrilled to hear this wonderful news.I think the thug who did this should have his knees broken.and hands hammered until he is eye for an eye.


I'm there with you. What a no-good Neanderthal who should not be out on city streets. He would probably do this to children and the elderly if he thought he could get away with it. He's already been arrested for robbery at knife point. What is he doing out where he can keep on hurting?


More should be done to penalize animal cruelty...they suffer as do humans when they are beaten, stabbed, kicked, starved, etc... cruelty is rampant in this evil earth. People who take out their anger on defenseless animals are COWARDS!!!


have same kind of cat. he loves to stretch out across the hallway and bed.have to walk over him sometimes so have to be careful at night. people who abuse animals have not received love in growing up, or are letting out aggression giving them the same attack they did on some animal, may help us feel better, but in the long run, will do little to change that person. unfortunately, the old adage about two wrongs making right, still applies, as well as the golden rule. i would lock these people up so they have to deal with their fellow prisioners..

Larry Hurst

Hey you guys, I'm in Memphis but when you guys get to kickin this worthless SOB ass. get back to me. Hell I'll make the trip to NY and help hold back the 1,000 of people wanting to do the same !!!!!


I am in TX but count me in!


I am in SC and count me in!!!!!


Shit I'm in too eff that dumb guy!!!!! I'm such an animal lover this does break my heart, but man does stuff like this turn whatever mood I'm in into straight anger.... He sure will get what's coming to him!!!!