King, the one-year-old cat who was kicked 20 feet into the air by an ignorant punk who lived at the Brevoot Housing complex in Bedford-Stuyvesant, has made a full recovery and is now available for adoption through the ASPCA reports the New York Daily News.
The adorable, shy gray tabby with the short white mustache was captured shortly after an online video appeared of Andre Robinson, 21, allegedly petting the cat and then kicking the animal like a football and laughing.
Authorities were able to track the suspect using the background and geographic landmarks. Robinson was arrested and charged with animal cruelty. 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.
Gail Buchwald, the vice president of ASPCA adoptions described King's soft tissue injuries to have been treated with painkillers and rest. Experts have decided the affectionate and playful young cat will do best living in a household with older children and with someone experienced with cats.
Many thanks to everyone who reported the cruel video when it appeared on Facebook. Robinson has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and is due back in court on Monday.
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