Kitten Thrown Out Car Window Along I-95

Summer the Cat

Investigators with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control are looking for the person responsible for throwing a 3 month old kitten out a car window.  It happened while the vehicle was on the I-95 northbound exit ramp to Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach on Friday, July 21st during the afternoon rush hour.  

A good Samaritan spotted the kitten, which has been named "Summer," and rescued her. 

The kitten is in stable but critical condition, and needs orthopedic surgery for a broken leg.  

Authorities want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area just past 5 p.m. that day and able to provide a description of the vehicle involved or a license plate number.  

Witnesses can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

Here is the official release from PBC Animal Care & Control:

On Friday, July 21, at approximately 5:20 p.m., a 3-month-old kitten was thrown out of a car window on the I-95 northbound ramp off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

A good Samaritan witnessed the horrific act, stopped rush-hour traffic and managed to rescue the kitten before it was injured further.

The kitten, now affectionately known as Summer, is in stable but critical condition under the care of veterinary staff at Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. She will need orthopedic surgery to fix a fractured femur.

Investigators at PBC Animal Care & Control are asking the public to please report any information regarding this crime. A description of the vehicle involved or license plate number will assist investigators with finding the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS (8477). All callers can remain anonymous. Citizens can also call Animal Care and Control at (561) 233-1200, extension 0.

Photos: PBC Animal Care & Control

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