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