YONKERS, N.Y. (April 9, 2013)--A 5-week-old kitten named Precious survived after it was tossed out a suburban New York third-floor window during a domestic dispute.
Westchester County SPCA enforcement director Ernest Lungaro said the 1-pound female kitten suffered a mouth injury but no broken bones after landing on all fours.
He said the kitten was thrown from the window in a Yonkers apartment building on Sunday and hit the sidewalk.
At the time, the kitten's owner was having a dispute with her ex-boyfriend.
Lungaro says the man fled.
A warrant was issued for him, charging assault and animal abuse.
Lungaro said Tuesday he has seen many instances of animal cruelty during domestic violence.
The fuzzy, white kitten with brown and black markings was returned to her owner.