Teens in South Carolina used Snapchat to video drowning kitten ‘just for fun’

Two teens from South Carolina faced felony animal cruelty charges on Thursday after authorities claim they used Snapchat to video the attempted drowning of a six-week-old kitten.

According to the Herald,  the ginger kitten named Layla, was rescued by police and animal rescue volunteers from Kerry’s Cats after someone saw the video and informed authorities. Layla was rushed to the Southern Charm Animal Hospital where veterinarians stated the defenseless kitten suffered from head trauma and signs of strangulation.

On the Facebook page of Southern Charm Animal Hospital, Layla’s update included the following happy news:

“Little Layla is resting comfortably and healing well tonight.”

When deputies arrived at the scene, the teens, aged 13 and 15, originally denied torturing the kitten, however later changed their story admitting one of the boys hurt the kitten while the other kid videoed the situation on Snapchat. When asked why, they stated they “were just having fun.” Their names have not been released because of their age.

South Carolina law stipulates an animal torture conviction can be punished by a $5,000 fine and a minimum of 6 months to five years in jail. It is not known what punishment minors might be sentenced if found guilty by a judge.

Once Layla is feeling better, she will be available for adoption.

(Photo of tortured kitten videoed on Snapchat in South Carolina screenshot via the Herald)

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12 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    How disturbing is it that a 13 and 15 year old would describe torturing and trying to drown a little defenseless kitten as “just having fun”. What will they think is fun next time, torturing a friend? I’m glad that Layla will be ok, and I do hope the judge in this situation hands down a meaningful punishment. a 13 and 15 year old are old enough to know that this is WRONG, and need to be punished accordingly.

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  2. Adrienne says:

    So these vile teens did this just for fun? What the hell is our country coming to and where are their parents? Any punishment should be given to their parents too. If they were taught right and wrong and had the guts to go against what their friends want to do, then he has no backbone and was never taught what was right or wrong. Too many abuses of animals for our country not to take this problem seriously and do something about it.The punishment needs to fit the crime for these up and coming thugs to see what they really did.

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  3. Red says:

    If this is what these monsters in training consider FUN at this early of an age…. they are serial killers in training. This needs to be taken VERY SERIOUSLY NOW…. prayers the little kitten survives and is healthy.
    HEY KARMA………find these little twits and let them feel FEAR AND SUFFOCATION!

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  4. pennysdachshunds says:

    These are the FUTURE Jeffery Dahmar and Lizzy Borden resurrected Generation… Makes me feel repugnance at the thought of these bastards running around their S.C. Hellhole town free to maim, strangle, torture More animals prior to starting on babies, small children, elders for sport!!! Their proud parents must BD HAPPY with what the Spawned !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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