By Wyatt Earp | September 29, 2009
Wow, last week some tool duct-taped a cat, and now they are throwing them off a bus. Philadelphia cats need their own version of Rosa Parks.
A school bus driver threw three kittens to the curb in Port Richmond Monday morning, say witnesses and police. Police arrested the driver today on animal cruelty charges.
The driver parked the Atlantic Express Company school bus at 2900 Janney St. at 8:45 a.m. Monday and threw three kittens from the back door of the bus, says Port Richmond resident Terri Gerretz, one of the witnesses to the alleged incident.
Gerretz and other witnesses took down the school bus’s license plate number and called 911. Gerretz wrapped the kittens– which were skinny and flea-infested– in a blanket while she waited for Animal Control to arrive.
Police said they located the driver from the license plate numbers the neighbors provided and arrested Bill Mitchell on three counts of animal cruelty. According to police, Mitchell said that he found the kittens on his school bus and didn’t want them on there—so he tossed them. (H/T – NBC10)
Oh, and the classy NBC10 sub-headline? “Driver tells police he didn’t want strange pussies on his bus.”
Stay classy, guys!