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Brooklyn Cat Brutally Kicked in Facebook Video Now Ready for Adoption

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 8:30am

Update: Great news!! King has been adopted! Stay tuned to aspca.org/blog to learn more about King's new forever home. 

Last month, animal advocates were outraged when a video of a Brooklyn man brutally kicking a cat emerged online. Authorities were immediately notified, and on May 6, one day after the video was posted, the NYPD brought the cat to the ASPCA Animal Hospital for emergency veterinary care. His name is King.

After receiving medical treatment and a full behavioral evaluation, we are thrilled to announce that King is now recovered and looking for a forever home! During his stay with the ASPCA, King has proven to be an affectionate and playful cat. ASPCA shelter staff recommends that King’s adopter have plenty of previous cat experience, and he would do best in a single-cat household with respectful kids over age 12.

If you are a qualified adopter and would like to learn more about making this lovely cat the King of your castle, please call (212) 876-7700, ext. 4044.

While we realize that there may be many loving homes willing to welcome him, there is only one King. However, June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and we want to remind all interested adopters that there are plenty of loving cats and kittens waiting to meet their matches in shelters across the country! The best way people can help cats like King is to visit the ASPCA Adoption Center—or any local shelter—and meet homeless animals equally deserving of loving families.

The NYPD arrested the man suspected of kicking King on May 5. King’s case reinforces the importance of reporting animal cruelty in a timely manner, and we are so proud of animal advocates for stepping up to help this sweet cat.

To learn which agencies are responsible for investigating and enforcing anti-cruelty laws in your area, visit our Fight Cruelty section.