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Kitten tossed onto the highway recovering well, say OPP

Police want to hear from witnesses to the incident that resulted in severe leg injuries to the tiny cat
Const. Middleton (left) and Const. Beckers of the Burlington OPP provided an update on the kitten that was thrown from a vehicle on Hwy. 403 last Friday.

The kitten that was tossed from a vehicle on the highway in Burlington last week is recovering nicely, say two of the OPP officers who responded to the incident on Hwy. 403 last Friday (May 19).

Constables Beckers and Middleton of the Burlington detachment posted a video message on Twitter on Tuesday evening (May 23) to provide an update on the condition of the kitten and to appeal once again for witnesses.

The kitten is on the mend at a veterinarian’s office in Burlington, say police, although two severe breaks in her right leg resulted in amputation on Saturday. The kitten is also being treated for an eye infection, which is healing.

“She is being well taken care of and she is on the road to recovery here,” says Const. Beckers. “Please know that she is getting the best of care possible.”

Const. Beckers expressed gratitude to the witnesses for their quick actions in alerting police to “this horrible incident of animal cruelty”, which enabled officers to find the kitten within 30 minutes and get her to a local veterinarian for treatment.

“Unfortunately right now we don’t have any leads on the vehicle that the kitten was unfortunately thrown from on Friday,” says Const. Beckers in the video. “However, I am still appealing to the public that, if you were on Hwy. 403 eastbound just west of Waterdown Road in the City of Burlington on Friday morning between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., that you please call me with any information that you may have on this investigation.”

Witnesses can contact the Burlington OPP detachment at 905-681-2511. 

The OPP urge anyone who witnesses animal cruelty of any type to contact the police or Animal Welfare Ontario at 1-833-9ANIMAL.