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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Love it, AMP!!!!


am in!


I have a 19 yr old too and just adore her. Nadia doesn't do anything clever or particularly special but she's just the epitome of sweetness. The only word to describe the emotion she inspires is . . .delight. Not a word often used but it's the closest thing to describe it. Enjoy your time together - every day is a gift.


Hey, I am with you all. They are dead men whoever touches my cats!

Sue Metcalf

I'm in too. I am in the UK and you lot are in the States, but would help you all take a bat to his knees, and of course, any other parts of him that you would like to knobble. What an evil toad.

M I Leguia

I'd just hurt them permanently. It's self defense when someone comes in your home and threatens bodily harm to family members, too.

nicole perna

It's time to get serious about real punishment and not a mere slap on the wrist for those who abuse these innocent creatures.


Count me in also. Maybe a couple of swift kicks to the nether regions will make him see the errors of his ways!

Judy Moore

Thank you ASPCA for what you do to help and protect animals. This is
why I donate to your organization because I know we can depend on you
to help God's creatures. They have feelings and emotions just like people
and they should be respected; they love us unconditionally and are always
there to comfort us and keep us company.


Would not mind giving him a kick or two myself!