State police say they are conducting an animal abuse investigation after two young girls say they saw a woman throw two kittens out of her moving vehicle.
It happened over the weekend on Route 5 in Northampton.
“It’s getting better as the days pass but when I talk about it, it’s obviously still very fresh in my memory.”
It’s an image Kendall Kamansky wishes she could forget.
She and a friend were witness to a horrific act of animal abuse right here on Route 5 in Northampton.
Both girls were driving to a gym in Hadley. A black sedan was directly in front of them.
“We were just driving along and there was this little black kitten in the road. We couldn’t stop so we just swerved around it,” says Kamansky.
Confused, Kamansky says looking behind her, she was relieved to see the kitten was fine, running off into the woods.
Seconds later, it got worse.
“Before we could even realize what was going on, another cat was flying through the air and it landed in front of us in the middle of the road on its back, but it didn’t die right away. It was twitching and bleeding. I wanted to help it but it was obvious…it’s back was broken and that’d probably make it worse.”
Knowing she had to do something, Kamansky and her friend followed the black car in front of them to this supermarket.
Calling her mother, who then told her call police.
A license plate check identified the owner of the black car as a 54-year-old Hatfield woman.
Kamansky says she never approached the driver of the car out of fear. “I’m not going to go up to someone who obviously has issues. If she does that to a kitten who knows,” she adds.
State police say charges have not been filed, but an animal cruelty investigation is underway.
They did say a kitten was found in the road.
Kamansky, a cat owner herself, says she knows what they saw and wants something done about it.
“When we both talk about it, we get very emotional.”
If anyone else witnessed this crime you are urged to call the Massachusetts State Police.