Police Search for Person Responsible for Throwing Kittens onto Roadway

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By NTD Newsroom
August 9, 2019Animal
Police Search for Person Responsible for Throwing Kittens onto Roadway
A picture of kittens sleeping. (Doris Metternich/Pixabay)

Police in the Uintah County, Utah are looking for the person responsible for throwing kittens from a car onto the open roadway on August 8, according to multiple reports.

Fox 13 reported that three kittens were thrown by a passenger from a car between U.S. Highway 40 and the town of Ouray, according to witnesses who contacted the patrol officers to report the incident. When the patrol officers arrived on the scene, no vehicles matching the description provided by the witnesses were found.

The Uintah Animal Control and Shelter SSD wrote a post on its Facebook page, asking for people’s help in finding the person who tossed the kittens out of a car window, and anyone who might have information on the identity of the person responsible should contact authorities.

Unfortunately, the kittens did not survive when the animal control arrived on the scene, according to the Facebook post comments. People in the comments criticized heavily the people who were responsible and offered their condolences to the dead kittens.

Man Turns Himself In After Being Accused of Animal Cruelty

A man who was accused of animal cruelty had turned himself in to local authorities on June 6, according to 12 News Now. Bradly Glenn Burkhalter, who threw kittens out of a moving car, was charged with animal cruelty, and according to the Lumberton police, was held on a $5,000 bond. The news outlet reported that Burkhalter threw the kittens out of a moving car on the morning of June 6 on Wheeler Road, which is near U.S. Highway 69.

There were several people who witnessed him tossing the kittens—two of whom were Leslie Jones and her 12-year-old daughter Kless Jones, according to the news outlet. The Lumberton resident said that two of the kittens that were tossed did not survive after being tossed out of the window, and a third did survive but ran away.

After the kittens were tossed from the car, the driver and Burkhalter sped off. Jones told the news outlet that she followed behind the car until the car was stopped by the police on U.S. Highway 421.

The news outlet reported that the driver of the car at the time did not admit to committing animal abuse, and was not arrested for the crime.

Man Tosses Dog Off Cliff

Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after viewing a video of a person tossing a dog over a cliff in Falmouth, Cornwall, England, in an earlier report by The Epoch Times.

The online video shows a young man throwing a dog over a cliff and into the sea below, while the person who filmed it does nothing but laugh as the dog is hurled off the cliff, according to reports. In the video, the terrified dog is seen flailing in the air before it falls into the water.

The dog was seen swimming to shore, although the video ends before the dog reaches the shore.

The video was originally posted on Snapchat and was widely shared. Members of the public were shocked at the cruelty, and the video has since been deleted from social media. According to The Daily Mail, Facebook users who have seen the video criticized it and slammed both the person in the video and the one filming it.

One user wrote, “I hope the RSPCA have got involved. Absolutely disgusting.”

The Falmouth & Helston Police posted a statement about the incident on their Facebook page. According to Cornwall Live, a police spokesman said they were aware of this incident and that investigations were underway.

“Police are investigating a report of concern for the welfare of an animal in Falmouth on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1,” the police spokesman said. “This relates to a dog being thrown into the sea.”

There were rumors circulating online that the dog needed to be euthanized because it had broken its back after being tossed off the cliff and into the water, but the police have verified the dog is fine and well.

“The dog has been checked over and is uninjured,” the police spokesman said.

The spokesman said members of the public should not make assumptions based on what they see. They added people should not “speculate around the circumstance of this incident, or the individual involved.” Some people have posted the name of the suspect online, and police have advised people against taking any sort of action and to allow the investigators to do their job.

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said that they were made aware of the footage that had been circulating online and would also be looking into the situation.

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