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Two juveniles arrested in death of kittens

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Updated: 10/19/2012 5:17 pm
LAS VEGAS -- Metro police have arrested two juveniles for their involvement in cruelty toward a mother cat and the death of her six newborn kittens.

Police say neighbors heard breaking glass at an apartment complex on Russell Road about 5 p.m. on Oct. 9. Witnesses say they saw the two juveniles throwing rocks against a building before running from the area.

Witnesses reported observing two juveniles throwing rocks against a building. The juveniles were last seen running from the area.

It was later discovered the juveniles were throwing rocks at a cat giving birth, ultimately the six kittens died.

Clark County Animal Control began an investigation which was later turned over to the Las Vegas Metro police Enterprise Area Command Problem Solving Unit.

As a result of the investigation, officers identified two 11-year-old juveniles as the suspects in this incident.

The juveniles were taken into custody on Thursday. They were transported and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Hall. They each face seven counts of Animal Cruelty.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Enterprise Area Command Problem Solving Unit at 828-2843, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555, or on the internet at




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