Ashdown City Attorney wants further investigation in abused kitten case
Kendra Fielding 2 people were reportedly in the car that abandoned a young kitten in need of veterinary care in the 300 block of South Third St. on Saturday.
While it's not likely this kitten's eyesight can be saved, a local veterinarian says "Precious" will survive.
ASHDOWN, AR (KSLA) -
Ashdown, AR police are moving toward issuing a warrant in the animal cruelty case of a blinded kitten found last week in the middle of the street.
The kitten, named "Precious," by the woman who rescued her, was reportedly dumped out of a car in the 300 block of South Third Street and left behind. Kendra Fielding said two women were inside the car.
"That is called animal abandonment, which is animal cruelty," she said, adding that the kitten is also blind, likely as a result of abuse.
Officers found the vehicle and began an investigation, which included tracking down and taking a statement from the driver of the vehicle that a witness told police the kitten was dumped from. Police say the could not locate the passenger that evening.
The case then turned over to detectives, before it was forwarded to Ashdown City Attorney Jay Metzger. "It would seem that the different accounts of what occurred on that date would best be resolved by a judge or jury," Metzger said in a press release from Ashdown police.
Chief Doyle Crouch said the investigation is ongoing and pending Metzger's recommendation, the police department will pursue a warrant for the suspects.
If filed, charges against the suspects would be decided by a prosecutor, Crouch said.