Up to $5,000 Reward Offered in Kitten-Abandonment Case

For Immediate Release:
April 7, 2023

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Duluth, Ga. – PETA is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for throwing a pair of newborn kittens out of a moving white SUV at the intersection of Steve Reynolds Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road, near the Mazda dealership, on the night of Tuesday, April 4. A woman rescued them and took them to Planned PEThood of Georgia, where they are expected to recover, on Wednesday. That day, a third kitten was found dead, likely from exposure, in the same area.

“These kittens deserved to be warm and safe with their mother, but instead, someone tossed them out of a moving car like litter,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Their mother and any remaining littermates or other animals in this person’s custody could be in imminent danger, which is why PETA is urging anyone who might know something to come forward immediately.”

Tipsters should contact Officer Ted Sadowski of the Duluth Police Department at 678-512-3731.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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