She brought the kitten to the Wisconsin Humane Society. The vets said that the kitten was visibly distressed but suffered no injuries due to the woman’s quick action to save the kitten. He has been named Pike and will be available for adoption in the next few days.
More on the investigation after the jump.
Animal abuse is against the law in Wisconsin. If the children who were tormenting Pike are found, they could be charged with misdemeanor abuse.
Humane Society officials say they pay close attention to animal abuse cases. They say the evidence of a link between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans is compelling. In fact, people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes.