ASPCA Announces Arrest of 15-Year-Old Juvenile in Cat Cruelty Case

July 9, 2008

NEW YORK, July 9, 2008—Humane Law Enforcement agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested a 15-year-old female juvenile for injuring her neighbor’s six-month-old cat.

ASPCA Special Agent Debbie Koch answered an anonymous complaint at 9720 Kings Highway in Brooklyn on February 11, 2008 and found the cat, named Tiger, on the premises. She rushed Tiger to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, where veterinarians treated her for a collapsed lung and broken rib which she suffered after reportedly being thrown down stairs in the building.

Tiger recovered and was relinquished to the ASPCA. She was turned over to the ASPCA’s Pet Adoption Center, where she was re-named Kitty and adopted on May 11.

The juvenile faces unspecified charges.