Neighbors at the Brevoot Houses in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn called the one-year-old cat King, and were outraged when a video appeared of a punk kicking the cat almost 20 feet into the air. Seems like King, however wasn't going to give up: the ASPCA reports King is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery reported the New York Daily News.
The gray cat was kicked in the stomach by Andre Robinson, 21, who was arrested after the torturous video posted on Facebook last week showed Robinson first petting the gray and white cat and then kicking the cat as hard as he could, while his friends as well as Robinson, laughed hysterically.
Three days after the video was posted, Robinson was arrested; his mother claims her son is an animal lover.
Then came the search for King; what injuries could the cat have suffered from such a powerful kick? The Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, the North Shore Animal League, and some helpful policemen, chased the cat named King until he was safely captured.
The ASPCA issued the following statement about King on Saturday:
"King is currently recovering at the ASPCA Animal Hospital and will continue to receive treatment and close monitoring as he heals. King is currently recovering at the ASPCA Animal Hospital and will continue to receive treatment and close monitoring as he heals.
There have been hundreds of offers to adopt King, but the now celebrity cat isn't quite ready to move on to the next phase of his life; fortunately we know he will never worry about punks kicking him or abusing him again. The ASPCA asks that anyone interested in finding a new four-legged friend, visit the ASPCA Adoption Center or visit any rescue or shelter and save a life to honor the spunky King.
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