NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Animal lovers in Volusia County are warning about a disturbing new trend.
Leaders at the Southeast Volusia Humane Society in New Smyrna Beach, Florida said they’ve recently received several kittens that were tossed from moving vehicles in the area.
The most recent cat was only a few weeks old; a cat they’ve named Crash who was the only survivor in a litter of four tossed along State Highway 44.
"He was in shock. They really have a shocked look on their face and fearful,” said Humane Society director Karen Morgan. "We had an incident in Lake Helen where a cat was thrown from a four wheeler, we've had three incidents on [U.S. Highway] 92."
Morgan said there are significantly more of these situations coming up now than she’s ever had to deal with before.
Volunteers at the Humane Society have now raised about $1,600 as a reward for information leading to an arrest in these situations. Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement.