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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There are some very evil people in our mist. It is evil what he did to this poor cat. That cat trusted him and is why the cat got close then he kicked the cat. Come on . That is so cruel. Wonder if this guy has ever loved an animal or a person for that matter. If he has he couldn't hurt this cat. So I think it is safe Tito say he is a tough guy with our real feelings. I am stunned with his cruelty. The evening news (CNN) just showed the clip of this incident and claimed by their guest that animals don't have the same rights as people and that he shouldn't spend a year in jail. If someone hurt my cat I would be outraged and I would make this guys life miserable. I hope he is!!!!!!!!

rocco frangione

i'd love to kick this heartless bastard in the groin, not once, but twice. count me in