SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A 12-year-old boy has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he threw a stray kitten against a wall and hit it with a stick, then threatened to cut it with a knife.
Public information officer Debbie George said the incident happened in the 900 block of Brook Avenue in Suffolk Saturday.
According to George, some kids were playing with the stray kitten when the 12-year-old came up, grabbed the kitten, threw it against the wall and threatened to cut it with a knife. That's when George said another one of the kids knocked the knife out of the child's hand.
The other children then picked up the kitten and put it in a cardboard box; they thought it was dead, George explained.
However, when officers arrived they found the kitten laying in the grass. It was initially unresponsive, George said, but when an officer picked it up it opened its eyes.
The kitten suffered a broken leg and is expected to make a full recovery, according to George.
The child's name will not be released due to his age.
If anyone is interested in adopting the kitten they'll need to be prepared and able to take care of its special needs, according to animal control. If you're interested and able to adopt the kitten, call Suffolk Animal Control at 514-7856.
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