PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A cat rescuer and police want to honor a 14-year-old boy who chased off a group of children torturing a cat in Paterson and then brought the feline home in an effort to save him.
The elementary school-aged children severely beat the cat with rocks May 7, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported. Although the incident was off-campus, they have been suspended from school, Putney reported.
The 14-year-old stepped in to stop the beating and then kept the cat at home for two days until a teacher at his school overheard him talking about him. The teacher then contacted Renee Olan, who runs the Chance at Life Cat Rescue in Hackensack.