King, the one-year-old cat who has fully recovered from being wantonly kicked on video, is ready for you to adopt him.
"During his stay with the ASPCA, King has proven to be an affectionate and playful cat," the ASPCA release states.
Anyone who watched the awful video of King being kicked 20 feet in the air by 21-year-old Bed-Stuy resident Andre Robinson knows King is affectionate and playful. Robinson exploited this cat's good nature so he could show off. Instead he was arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty.
King was found hiding inside a Ford Explorer a few days after being kicked. It took him a month to recover from his injuries.
“King’s case reinforces the importance of reporting animal cruelty in a timely manner,” Howard Lawrence, senior director of operations for ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement said in the release. “It also illustrates the positive impact of animal welfare groups working closely with law enforcement, like the partnership between the ASPCA and the NYPD that helped King and brought his attacker to justice.”
The ASPCA suggests that to adopt King, you have extensive cat-owning experience and a single-cat household with children over 12.
Call 212-876-7700 x4044 for more information on adopting King, or visit their website.
Your heart may be set on King, but there is only one. If you needed another reason to help a cat in need: June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.