The San Diego Humane Society is seeking information after a kitten was allegedly thrown out of a moving vehicle in Carmel Mountain, sustaining life-threatening injuries.
San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that helps lead to an arrest.
Reports from a witness claim the 7-week-old kitten was tossed out of the passenger side of a gray sedan traveling west on Camino Del Norte near Carmel Mountain Road on Sunday at approximately 7 p.m.
The kitten was severely wounded and unable to use its back legs, according to a statement released Wednesday.
The witness — who was driving a few cars behind the sedan when the incident occurred — brought the kitten to the San Diego Humane Society location in Escondido for treatment.
However, the injuries were too severe, and the team made the decision to euthanize the kitten.
“We’re hoping someone may know something about this particular case,” Operations Captain of Humane Law Enforcement Danee Cook said in the statement. “The time, location, gray car — anything that can help our investigating officers. We also want to encourage the owner or owners to contact us to discuss this case.”
San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement team is looking for information amid the ongoing investigation for the felony animal cruelty case.
Crime Stoppers is asking people to report any leads to an anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.