Two teenage girls from South Portland, Maine were charged with animal cruelty on Monday after they allegedly posted a video on Twitter showing a cat being placed in a microwave. The teens are students at South Portland High School.
According to wmtw.com, the two 15-year-old teens have not been named because of their ages. It has not been disclosed whether the microwave was turned on.
On Friday, Lt. Frank Clark of the South Portland Police received numerous calls from concerned and disturbed citizens about the video. The tiny eight-week-old kitten, however seems to be unharmed. Her owner has turned the little gray and white short-haired domestic breed to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. The kitten will be examined by a veterinarian.
The organization's Facebook page is buzzing on Tuesday with comments - all in agreement that the teens should be punished to the fullest extent of the law:
"Very scary. There is something really, seriously wrong with these girls. Hoping the parents seek help for them immediately before they grow up to be really dangerous adults," posted Michele.
Although reported to be slightly underweight, the kitten seems to be fine and will be available for adoption.
The case has been forwarded to the Cumberland County District Attorney's office.
The kitten has been named Miracle.
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