Surveillance video shows cat thrown from car window in Stevens-Swan parking lot

On March 31, a car pulled into the parking lot of the shelter on Horatio Street.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 2:25 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 5:10 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Surveillance video of a cat thrown from a car window has been released to WKTV.

The apparent animal abuse happened in the parking lot of the Stevens-Swan Humane Society.

On March 31, a car pulled into the parking lot of the shelter on Horatio Street, turned around, and right before leaving the parking lot, a black cat was thrown from the passenger side of the car.

After being tossed out of the car, the cat didn’t move. It say frozen until a shelter employee came out and called to it.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Department is looking into the case, but so far has no leads.

“To do something like this is uncalled for, especially since we're here and we're here to help. You know come in and talk to us. We're here to help you. Doing things like this doesn't help the animal, and it doesn't help your situation either,” said John Treen, Steven's Swan Humane Society manager.

The cat, who they're calling 'Landon' was not injured and is doing well.

The car in question is a dark blue or black Ford sedan.

The video isn't sharp enough to catch the license plate number on the car.

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