OZONE PARK, Queens (PIX11) – A 12-year-old girl is accused of killing a tiny kitten by hurling it in front of a moving car in Queens back in September.
Witnesses say the girl lured the kitten, Little Man, then tossed it into oncoming traffic at the corner of 102nd Street and 101st Avenue in Ozone Park on September 11.
A store owner said the girl and a group of friends were playing with the kitten, throwing it back and fourth.
“I would do it again if I could,” the girl coldly said after the heartlessly killing the gray tabby with black stripes, a witness told the Daily News.
Little Man’s owners, Nanette Licari and Robert Salerno, are devastated by the unthinkable killing and say they do not know their beloved pet’s accused killer.
The girl was arrested Thursday by ASPCA officers and charged with felony cruelty to animals, which can carry a two year jail sentence. The girl, whose name is being withheld due to her age, has denied the charges. Family of the girl also defended her, saying she has a dog and two parrots.
The case has been referred to family court.