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Someone threw kittens out of a moving car in Pinellas Park. One is dead.

One kitten is dead. Police are investigating.
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Published Nov. 11, 2019

PINELLAS PARK — Police found a dead kitten lying on the roadway after responding to an unsettling call Monday: Someone was throwing kittens from a moving car at 82nd Avenue and 66th Street.

“Our pets are just like our children for some people and they are like family members, so this is a sad kind of call for us,” said Sgt. Roxanne Pohl, spokeswoman for the Pinellas Park police department. “But we are taking the case very seriously and urge anyone who has witnessed this to contact our police department.” Investigators currently have no description of the suspect’s vehicle or appearance.

It’s unclear how many cats were thrown from the car or where they ended up. “It’s possible these kittens could have run off and into neighboring streets,” Pohl said.

If a suspect is identified, they could be charged with aggravated animal cruelty.