YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 5-week-old kitten has eight lives left.
The Westchester County SPCA says the kitten survived being tossed out a third-floor window during a domestic dispute.
The 1-pound cat, named Precious, suffered a mouth injury but no broken bones, SPCA enforcement director Ernest Lungaro said.
The cat’s owner was having the dispute with her ex-boyfriend, Lungaro said.
After throwing the cat out the window, Lungaro said the man took off. A warrant has been issued for him, alleging assault and animal abuse.
Precious apparently landed on all fours after being thrown out the window Sunday in Yonkers.
“When I initially got this call, I was expecting a cat that was going to have servere injuries,” Lungaro told 1010 WINS. “Three stories up is quite a distance for a cat to fall and survive.”
Published reports identified the suspect as Craig Morejon.
Lungaro said Tuesday that he has seen many instances of animal cruelty during domestic violence.
The fuzzy, white kitten with brown and black markings is now back with her owner.
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