Kitten Tossed From Moving Car on Long Island: Officials

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    Authorities are looking for the person who a witness says tossed a 4-week-old kitten out of a moving car on Long Island. Gus Rosendale reports.

    Authorities are looking for the person who a witness says tossed a 4-week-old kitten out of a moving car on Long Island.

    A passerby saw someone throw the cat from a green Honda on Merrick Road in Freeport on July 17, authorities say. The passerby scooped the kitten up and took it to an animal hospital in Farmingdale.

    Miraculously, the tiny animal hadn't been seriously injured.

    “He has no broken bones, which is very amazing,” said Teena Toro, a spokeswoman with the hospital. 

    The kitten only had a few minor scrapes and seems to be in good spirits, veterinarians say.

    “I can’t even fathom why someone would do this,” Toro said.

    SPCA officials and police are trying to track down the driver and are checking surveillance tapes from businesses along Merrick Road to see if they can get an image of the car or a person inside.

    It's not clear when the kitten will be up for adoption. 

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