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    Pregnant woman beats kitten to death

    NewsAnimal CrueltyThursday 16 June 2011

    A 24-year-old pregnant woman from Brooksville, Florida (USA), is accused of beating a kitten to death with a metal baseball bat, severely injuring another cat and letting her two children (aged 5 and 8) torture animals.

    The children playing in the park witnessed the attack of a pregnant woman and her sons toward two small kittens that had wandered toward them. The woman struck the two kittens with an aluminium bat and the two boys started to kick them repeatedly. One boy threw one of the kittens against a tree and attempted to cut the other kitten's neck with a stick. Once a black kitten appeared to have died, the body was thrown in a trash receptacle while one of the boys poured water over.

    The other children who were in the park, shocked of what they were seeing, grabbed the other kitten and ran home where their parents called the police. Wrapped in a white T-shirt, Dexter, the ‘lucky’ kitten, had its nose and mouth splotched with dried blood when it was taken in by the Pet Luv Clinic. 

    The woman was arrested on two counts of animal cruelty and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She is being held in the Hernando County Jail.


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