A girl who dedicated a horrific act of animal cruelty and
shared the video on social media is now going through costs in
New Jersey. The horrible clip of 19-year-old Tikeemah J.
Lassiter throwing a cat from a third-floor balcony in
Newark sparked a public outcry that resulted in a single cat’s
miraculous rescue and the arrest of the perpetrator. Family
of the suspect filmed the video as she allegedly tossed the
feline 24 ft to the bottom.
Based on NJ.com, Lassiter threw the cat from
the balcony as a result of it was “bothering her.” The report additionally
mentions that “laughter could be heard” within the video because the
suspect throws the cat.
The clip, which outraged many voters, allowed
police to trace down and arrest Lassiter. Miraculously, the cat
survived and solely sustained minor accidents to her paws. The
terrible video caught the eye of animal welfare
volunteer Yasmin Rivera, who tracked down the injured
feline and turned the cat over to the New Jersey Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA).
Matt Stanton of the NJSPCA tells petMD that the cat is
at the moment in care with a veterinarian in “good situation” and
“will stay underneath our care pending the end result of the courtroom
The disturbing video has since been faraway from YouTube.
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