Kitten thrown out of moving car window in Montclair, NJ

MONTCLAIR — Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the person responsible for throwing a helpless kitten out the window of a moving vehicle.

The “act of animal cruelty” took place just after noon in broad daylight on Friday, according to the Montclair Township Animal Shelter.

Witnesses saw a brown or tan SUV, likely a Nissan Rogue, heading north on Glenridge Avenue toward Grove Street, the shelter said. The small animal was ejected from the passenger side window.

Glenridge Avenue in Montclair just south of Grove Street. (Google Maps)

(Google Maps)

Animal control and local law enforcement are investigating the incident. Anyone with cameras in the area, such as a doorbell or surveillance camera, are asked to check footage between 12:00 and 12:15 p.m. for the vehicle.

If the vehicle appears on the tape, it can be reported to Detective Shawn DePoe at 973-509-4732 or Animal Control Supervisor Michele Shiber at 973-487-0524.

On Sunday, the Montclair Township Animal Shelter did not immediately return a request for an update and information on the kitten’s condition.

Rick Rickman is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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