10 Dec 2010

Warning issued after killing of kitten

6:25 pm on 10 December 2010

Police in Tauranga are advising animal owners in the suburb of Gate Pa to keep their pets inside or in a secure place after a kitten was killed.

The three-month-old animal was sleeping outside its owner's front door on Thursday when it was grabbed and thrown violently against the door, killing it instantly.

A purple hydrangea flower was then placed on the kitten.

Acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Lambert says it is the second such incident in the area recently and is particularly callous and inhumane.