Jennifer Lynn Fowler was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and charged with animal cruelty for allegedly throwing a bag full of kittens out of her vehicle on Russellville Road in Christian County reports the Clarksvillenow.com.
Fowler, 48, who lives in Fairview, was observed by witnesses throwing a bag out of a moving vehicle on Monday. One of the witnesses stopped to check what was in the bag and found kittens at which time she called 911.
According to wkrn.com, authorities reported the kittens had died.
Witnesses were able to supply authorities with the description of the vehicle and of the driver. A warrant was issued for Fowler's arrest. She was taken into custody by the Christian County Sheriff's Office and is being held in the Christian County Jail.
Fowler is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond. She has been charged with a class D felony; torture of dog or cat. To read more about Kentucky animal cruelty laws, please click here.
Kitten season begins in the early spring, peaks in late spring and early summer and ends in the fall. Owners are urged to spay and neuter their cats; the overpopulation of cats and the thousands and thousands of cats euthanized annually in city shelters could all be stopped if responsible owners spayed and neutered their pets. Here are five ways you can help:
- Adopt a cat or kitten from a shelter
- Spay and neuter cats
- Volunteer at a local shelter
- Help to care for homeless and feral cats. Work with TNR programs to control feline population
- Foster a cat and help them to find homes
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