NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A cat caught on video being viciously kicked on a Brooklyn street has gotten a new home.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York City said 1-year-old King was adopted Sunday, just hours after being made available. The male cat was brought to the ASPCA last month after a video surfaced of the animal being brutally kicked.
Authorities arrested 21-year-old Andre Robinson in connection to the incident and charged him with aggravated animal cruelty. He was released without bail.
Police said he was the man seen on the video luring the gray and white cat, patting it on the head and then kicking it in the stomach, sending the feline sailing 20 feet through the air.
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Days later, the video caught the attention of police who identified the location as the Brevoort Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Robinson has a lengthy arrest record, which includes a knife-point robbery, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reported.
The ASPCA had recommend that King go to someone with extensive cat-owning experience, and that it be a single-cat household with any children being older than 12.
The ASPCA says there are plenty of other animals available for adopting for anyone disappointed at not being able to bring King home.
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