A heartbreaking video
showing a California teen throwing a kitten named Spots has gone viral. The footage shows the kitten being thrown into the air by the 16-year-old boy, landing in the street, and then meowing in pain.Please sign this petition demanding justice for Spots immediately!
Thankfully, Spots escaped the incident with just a broken leg. He is being cared for by the Inland Valley Humane Society, and his owner has been located.
Police in Ontario, Calif., are already investigating the case and have identified the animal abuser, but they have not located or arrested him yet. We need to make sure that police find him for the safety of other animals and the public at large.Animal abuse is not something to be taken lightly. According to HSUS, numerous studies show a link between animal abuse and violent behavior towards other humans.
A 2001-2004 study by the Chicago Police Department showed that 65% of those arrested for animal abuse had been arrested for battery against another person. When examining seven school shootings that took place across the country between 1997 and 2001, another study showed that all involved boys who had previously committed acts of animal cruelty.Please join in urging the Ontario Police Department to do everything they can to locate the animal abuser in the video and deliver swift justice for Spots!
Update #1about a month ago
We have some good news! Because of the pressure of people like you and me, police have now located and arrested the person who hurled Spots the kitten out of the window. They haven't brought him to justice yet, so we need to keep the pressure on to remind them that this is a serious crime. Keep sharing the petition to make sure your friends speak out for Spots, too!