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Outrage and police probe after kittens thrown from moving car

By Angela Rainey

Published 06/06/2016

The injured kitten rescued by police and treated by a vet
The injured kitten rescued by police and treated by a vet

Meet the tiny kitten that managed to survive being thrown from a car as it was driving along a Co Armagh road.

The young cat and a sibling were both flung from the moving vehicle.

While this one was lucky and was found by police officers, its sibling is still missing.

The incident has sparked outrage since the PSNI in Armagh highlighted it on its Facebook page.

An officer revealed that an investigation had begun after police received a report that someone was seen throwing objects from their car - which turned out to be two kittens.

The one in the picture has been treated by a vet for a broken shoulder, while the other has yet to be found.

Newry and Armagh Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy has voiced his horror, tweeting: "Absolutely disgusting - anyone with information should report it to the PSNI."

Police are asking the public to report any information, and to be vigilant to help them locate the second kitten so it can be reunited with its sibling. An online PSNI statement said: "Around this time last night we received a report that someone had thrown an object from a moving car on the Mowhan Road, Markethill.

"We attended and found one of the two objects.

"Yes, that's right, some one has thrown two kittens from a moving car. Honestly.

"This is a picture of the kitten we managed to locate nearby as it had broken its shoulder when thrown from the car, the other one we have as yet been unable to locate.

"If you have any information regarding this incident please contact us on 101 quoting ref 1429 on 2nd June 16.

"If anyone happens to come across a kitten in the area that they think doesn't belong there please contact us and help us reunite it with its sibling.

"Before you ask, we had a vet attend after we brought the kitten back to the police station, and no we do not need to find it a home."

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