Craven County reports kittens being abandoned on Neuse River Bridge & Highway 70

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) The Craven County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of kittens being found on the Neuse River Bridge and on Highway 70 in James City in the past month.

The kitten seen in this story was recovered from the bridge Monday, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office says animal cruelty is a crime under North Carolina law. Anyone who witnesses someone throwing animals from a vehicle is encouraged to call 911. If possible get the registration plate number and do not confront the individuals.

Sheriff Hughes says, “There will be zero tolerance for animal cruelty in Craven County. We are aggressively going after folks like this that think it’s ok to mistreat, abuse, and not care for their animals.”