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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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It's such a relief to see King in good hands and recovering. He's such a handsome cat!


Having cats all my life, they really are pretty damn awesome animals. I wonder if the punk who did this to King would appreciate someone kicking the hell out of him? I personally would like to take a bat to his knees. Now, I am not a violent person - it sounds like it - but I'm not. It just seems only fair. You know, the "eye for an eye" thing . . .


I would volunteer to be the one to do the kicking. No one should get away with treating animals badly!

Iris Barrientos

Would love to join you. I have a good idea where to kick this SOB!!

Kiki G

I'm in!

Pamela Grieser

I'm in too....

Rose Dixon

Oh count on me! I have a 19yr old cat and I would break someone in two if they hurt her


I'm definitely in, too!


I agree with all of you animal lovers! That CREEP should get the living s@#%! kicked out of him!!!!!! He will get his, what goes around comes around!!!


Me too! This guy deserves getting the crap kicked out of him! And what about his pal, the one that filmed this disgusting pig kicking poor King after he made believe he wanted to pet him??? Why isn't Mr. Giggles (he laughed through the entire video!!) under arrest too??? I hope King gets a wonderful home, off the streets, inside a nice place with a GREAT pet parent who love him and provide a window to look out for him!