Mount Vernon man allegedly hit kitten with broomstick, threw it against wall

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News Stream
ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News StreamStream New York's #1 news - Accuweather - original content 24/7

MOUNT VERNON, New York (WABC) -- A Mount Vernon man is facing animal cruelty charges after authorities say he broke the femur bone of an 8-week-old kitten.

SPCA Westchester announced Tuesday that their Humane Law Enforcement Unit had arrested Erby Charlemagne.

Authorities responded to his home after receiving a call that a kitten was hit with a broomstick.

Officials say the investigation revealed that Charlemagne hit the kitten, weighing 1.3 pounds, with three broomstick and threw the animal into a wall.

The kitten was immediately rushed to a local veterinary hospital for medical attention.

At the animal hospital, it was discovered the kitten's femur was broken.

Veterinarians also reported neurological deficits consistent with blunt force trauma.

"We will never understand how someone could be so cruel to an innocent animal," SPCA Westchester Executive Director Shannon Laukhuf said. "We hope this poor, defenseless kitten can recover from this vicious act."

If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect, call the Police or the SPCA Westchester's Confidential Animal Cruelty Hotline at 914-941-7797.

What is white replacement theory? Belief fueling racist attacks

Ideas from "The Great Replacement Theory" filled a racist screed supposedly posted by Payton Gendron, the teen accused of killing 10 in Buffalo.


* Get Eyewitness News Delivered

* Follow us on YouTube

* More local news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts