Officials with Elmira Animal Control and Shelter are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the killing of a kitten.
They say a kitten was deliberately slaughtered on Route 13 in Horseheads on Monday, August 31st between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
“A beautiful black and white kitten was hurled from the passenger side of a moving southbound car at the windshield of the approaching car in the northbound lane. This was at the midpoint between the two Horseheads roundabouts on Route 13,” officials said in a statement. “The person in the passenger seat of a light-colored compact sedan hurled the kitten at the windshield of an oncoming vehicle. The innocent motorist was forced to swerve off the highway and onto the shoulder.”
Researchers say the link between harming animals and graduating to even more violent crimes against people is real.
“The wanton disregard shown by the perpetrator in killing the kitten and endangering other drivers threatens all who use Chemung County roadways,” officials with the shelter added.
Information leading to the identity of the driver and passenger responsible for this depraved act may be given anonymously to Animal Control Officer Craig Spencer at (607) 737-5767. They can also email [email protected].
A reward of $500 has been offered to anyone who provides a tip taht leads to prosecution and conviction of a person for the crime.
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