Officers with the Humane Educational Society are on the lookout for a suspect who allegedly threw two kittens from a moving truck on Clay Hill Drive in Soddy-Daisy before speeding away.
A 12-year-old girl was playing outside and said she saw the kittens being tossed from a blue pickup truck, according to a press release from the HES.
The girl screamed and when her mother ran outside she saw the truck speed away. One of the kittens was not injured and ran away before HES Animal Protection Officers arrived, but the other was severely hurt.
The 8-week-old orange and white kitten, now named "Pixel," suffered an avulsion where his face hit and scraped along the pavement. When officers arrived, a flap of skin hung from his jaw exposing the bone.
Pixel was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment and staff there believe he may be able to heal without requiring surgery.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call HES at 423-624-5302 x232. HES is further asking for donations to the HES Special Needs Fund to help treat Pixel's as he may require surgery in the future.
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