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Crime Briefs: Kittens survive being thrown from vehicle
Nov 06, 2013 | 778 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

KAYSVILLE – Two kittens will need new homes after being thrown from a vehicle on I-15 Wednesday night.

The pair of males “are actually in pretty good shape,” said Davis County Animal Shelter assistant director Tracy Roddom.

The two survived after they, their mother and two siblings were thrown from a moving vehicle on I-15 between Kaysville and Layton. The others did not survive.

A woman traveling home from work in Salt Lake City saw the cats being thrown from the vehicle at  a couple of different locations between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Roddam said. She took the next exit and went back to rescue them.

Those who threw the cats from the vehicle were only 10 or 15 minutes away from the shelter in Fruit Heights, said Roddam. “We would have taken them all in, no questions asked.”

The suspects in the case will likely face federal charges of animal abuse, Roddham said.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark Ford F-150 pickup truck.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and convictions of those involved. Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter at 801-444-2200.

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