WATSONVILLE (CBS/AP) — Animal shelter officials want three Watsonville youngsters charged for hurting a trio of kittens, including one that was bashed against a wall and had to be euthanized.
A witness reported seeing two girls and a boy, all of them under 10 years old, abusing the kittens in Watsonville on Sunday evening.
A county animal shelter manager found the kittens in the street.
One of the kittens had a severe brain injury, apparently from being thrown against a wall. It was euthanized.
Two other kittens had rope tied around their necks, restricting their breathing. They survived.
A witness identified the youngsters for authorities.
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter officials asked authorities to charge them with felony animal cruelty.
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