A social media post from Brown Humane Society said, “Thank you to the very kind folks who rescued me. They saw me getting beaten and abused by some young persons. And the fine folks rescued me. I’m doing fine at the shelter,” said the post.
Facebook comments captured the local outrage as BCHS followers expressed their desire to see the responsible persons charged and prosecuted. Donations through Facebook for the kitten had already reached $550 since the post was made Thursday afternoon.
Animal abuse is generally a misdemeanor in Minnesota. It can be charged as a felony, but usually in circumstances that the animal died, or the abuse was done to threaten another person.