In Fontana, California a 34-year-old man has been charged with suspicion of animal cruelty after allegedly stuffing his kitten into the freezer and then throwing her off his balcony on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Fontana Police Department’s press release, Lucio Lopez became angry with the kitten after the four-month-old little one walked into his apartment.
“Witnesses reported Lopez placed the kitten in the freezer. Lopez later took the kitten out of the freezer and began squeezing its body as the frightened kitten cried out in pain. Lopez threw the kitten off the second story balcony. The kitten struck the concrete floor resulting in major injuries to its chest and a fractured leg.”
Lopez initially fled the scene but police apprehended him in the area of Oleander and San Bernardino Avenues. On the Fontana Police Department’s Facebook page, the adorable kitten, now named Olive is improving.
“Update** Olive is doing well. She’s is recovering from a collapsed lung and will need surgery to fix her fractured hind leg. The caring and knowledgeable staff at Valley Animal Hospital of Bloomington (909) 877-2384 will be setting up a an account to receive donations to pay for Olive’s medical care. If you would like to help visit their Facebook page @valleyanimalhospitalbloomington”
Olive is scheduled for surgery on Friday. Get well soon little one.
(Photos of kitten stuffed in freezer via Fontana PD news release and Valley Animal Hospital)
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