Man cited for animal cruelty after throwing kitten out window

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — A Columbus motorist has been fined $200 for throwing a kitten out of moving vehicle.

Officials with the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society tell The Commercial Dispatch that the five-week-old kitten was not harmed.

Authorities say when the man threw the kitten from the window of his car Friday he didn’t know the vehicle behind him belonged to an undercover officer with the Columbus Police Department. The motorist has not been identified.

Animal Control Officer Robert Davis, who was called to the scene, says the driver complained that the kitten had meowed incessantly all day and the previous night, and it was getting on his nerves, so he threw it out the passenger window. Davis says the man’s five-year-old son was with him at the time.