Some maniac threw a cat out of a moving car in Tampa, and now there's a reward for their arrest

Just stop the car and drop the cat off.

click to enlarge Columbo is alright, folks. - Photo via Humane Society of Tampa Bay/Facebook
Photo via Humane Society of Tampa Bay/Facebook
Columbo is alright, folks.

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay wants to know who tossed a kitten out of a moving car, and now they're offering a $1000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

The cat was thrown from a vehicle at approximately 3:57 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, in front of the shelter on Columbus Drive.

Miraculously, the kitten survived the incident with just a bloody nose.

“What if it had been squashed by a car?” said Sherry Silk, the shelter’s CEO in a recent Facebook video. “Shame on them. You can’t do this type of thing.”

The kitten, who is too young to be up for adoption, has since been named “Columbo.” The shelter says they will announce when the cat can be adopted. 

In the meantime, stop throwing cats. “If you have kittens and you don't want them, you can bring them to us or the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center," said Silk.

At the moment, no police reports have been filed, but anyone with information on the cat throwing incident can call the shelter at 813-774-4309.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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