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Man Throws Kitten Like Fastball: Brave Teen Comes to Rescue

Man Throws Kitten Like Fastball: Brave Teen Comes to Rescue


By Beth Laurer of Indiana

About five years ago while I was at work, I received a call from my 18-year-old daughter. She was almost hysterical. Between sobs she explained she was visiting a friend and the neighbor next door to her friend’s house appeared with a kitten.  He was raging with anger stating the kitten had scratched his baby.  He proceeded to throw the kitten across a huge field next to where he lived.

My daughter began to run after the kitten and he began to run after her.  She found the kitten and the man threatened to knock her teeth out if she tried to help the kitten.  He grabbed the kitten and threw it on the roof of an abandoned hospital.  She was terrified of the man and pretended to leave.  She waited and when the man walked back across the field and into his house, she climbed up on the hospital roof and found the kitten in a ball. She brought it down with her and immediately called me.

Between sobs she said she feared the kitten was badly hurt.  I told her to take the kitten to the veterinarian and have it examined.  Not only did the vet save the kitten’s life, but he also gave my daughter the phone number for animal cruelty.  She called them and gave them the address of the man and a description of him. It turns out that he was already on probation.

He was arrested for animal cruelty. When my daughter talked with the animal cruelty officers, it was learned the distance the kitten was thrown was as big as half a football field.  She was a miracle kitten.  She is now grown up and lives with me. My daughter named her Cleo and she is loved by me, my daughter and all my cats.

Photo of Cleo All Grown Up


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3:33AM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

poor little kitty

1:34PM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

Congratulation to her, she was smart by pretending to leave and going to rescue him after, it was the best thing to do. She was also brave. Shame on that man, my scratched my nephew when he was only a baby too and we never beat him for that!

8:54PM PDT on Jul 4, 2014

Kudos to this young woman for her courage and perseverance! I'm so glad that Cleo is doing so well in her furever home, thanks to such GOOD people!

3:52AM PDT on Jul 1, 2014

Horrible man. Needs to have his head banged into a wall to knock some sense into him. Glad the kitten was saved and in a good home.

4:10PM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Your daughter is a very compassionate girl with a lot of courage. Clearly, her love and your love save Cleo's life.

6:14AM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

I wish him many happy years in jail, with lots of 'friendly' companions.

3:36PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Poor little kitten.Cleo is a beautiful cat. How dare he hurt the kitten and threaten the kind teenage girl.Animal abuser needs his teeth knocked out and to spend years in jail.

9:40PM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

It's nice to see young people understand better compassion and kindness towards animals.

7:22AM PDT on Apr 10, 2014

I hope he rots in prison.

7:41PM PDT on Apr 9, 2014

Brave wonderful sweet girl; may Karma bite that guys' ass OFF

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