Woman rescues kittens ‘from kids on bikes’

October 10, 2011 03:13

Animal welfare charity lodges police complaint after receiving report that children attempted to run over kittens with bikes on Friday night.

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Susan with one of the kittens

woman with cat. (photo credit: Courtesy Ahava)

An animal welfare charity has lodged a police complaint after receiving a report that children attempted to run over kittens with their bikes on Friday night.

A volunteer with the Ahava charity, Suzan, who emigrated to Israel from Canada, said she was out for a walk in Kiryat Ono on Yom Kippur when she saw a group of children on bikes and heard “a terrible scream from a kitten.”

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The children burst out laughing.

“I ran to where they were and saw that they ran over a kitten [with their bikes], and that they were trying to run over another kitten,” Suzan added.

Suzan rushed over to a woman who appeared to have a link to the children and asked for her help.

“She told me, ‘why are you making a big deal out of this? The children are just playing, it’s only kittens,’” Suzan recounted.

The volunteer threatened to call the police, and in response, she said, a relative of the woman came to the area and “threatened me.” Ahava staff were called to the area and rescued the kittens.

Three are expected to make a full recovery, while two more will likely suffer from a limp, but are described as “incredibly friendly.” A fifth kitten died from his injuries.

Ahava has requested that members of the public come forward and adopt the kittens. It has also offered a cash reward to anyone who comes forward with information on those involved in harming the animals.

Ahava can be reached on 03- 6446888 or 054-8158972

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