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SSHS: Driver tossed cat out car window in shelter parking lot

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Officials with the shelter said a car pulled into the shelter parking lot, turned the vehicle around, and before exiting the lot onto Route 12 – tossed a cat out of the window, then drove off.

Posted: Apr 1, 2019 11:24 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The Stevens Swan Humane Society is looking for the person or persons who tossed a cat out of their car window in the shelter parking lot.

Officials with the shelter said a car pulled into the shelter parking lot, turned the vehicle around, and before exiting the lot onto Route 12 – tossed a cat out of the window, then drove off.

The incident was captured on the shelter’s security video system. The shelter manager said their team is in the process of reviewing the video and will soon release that video to the public in hopes of finding the people in the car.

“It's just taking the next steps to try and find these people and hopefully get this cat some justice,” shelter manager John Treen said.

The shelter is closed on Mondays, but Treen said there is always staff on site. He questions why the driver didn’t knock on the door. “We were there. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot so they could have attempted to contact one of us,” Treen said. “Even though we were closed to the public we were still there answering the doors, answering the phones, and working and taking care of the animals.

Treen said they are attempting to get the license plate information from the video surveillance. “By dropping it (cat) in our parking lot is not doing the right thing," Treen said.

If you have any information about this incident you’re asked to contact the SSHS at (315) 738-4357.

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