Kitten Rescued After Throw From Car on Verrazano Bridge, Is Cute


From the Verrazano Bridge comes a story of heartbreak, hope, and cuteness: a 5-week-old kitten was thrown from a moving car on that bridge Saturday, and has lived to tell, or rather, meow, the tale. An Animal Care & Control officer saw the kitten-throwing take place. He then went to work on the rescue, enlisting truck drivers to block the road so the kitten, now named “Verrazano,” could be delivered to safety. The hunt is on to find the cruel-hearted culprit, and Verrazano is in AC&C’s Staten Island shelter. The kitty, a Russian blue, is not yet old enough to be adopted, an AC&C spokesman told the Daily News, but will go into a foster home once he becomes of age — two months. Get in line. It should be noted that this is not the only case of kitten-throwing that has taken place recently: an incident involving 9-week-old Beetle occurred last month in Long Island. [NYDN, CBS]