The children are alleged to have beaten the cat by throwing stones, sticks and bricks at the defenseless animal. When two kind teenagers came upon the scene, they chased the children away and brought the cat to their home to help the suffering animal.
Despite a very brave fight by the gentle and friendly cat, Quattro died a few days later.
The Paterson School District executive director of information, Terry Corallo, for PS4 where the children attend school, announced the students would be suspended for five days and receive counseling.
A Facebook page Justice for Quattro, has already garnered over 11,000 "likes" and is calling for stricter animal cruelty laws and a full investigation into the heinous crime against an innocent and defenseless animal. On Wednesday afternoon, the moderator of the group announced:
"AMAZING NEWS!!! CHARGES WILL BE PRESSED AGAINST THE JUVENILES!! We will release all the info as it becomes available.
Our voices have been heard and we will get the justice that Quattro needs and so deserves.Your support has been so amazing and we ask if you keep fighting and spreading the news!"
The parents of the children will be notified when a family court appearance is scheduled. The investigation continues, and Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Tremont Bedrin asks if anyone has additional information to contact her at ((973)-881-4313 or Jbedrin@passaiccountynj.org.
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