Jacksonville, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., have had more in common than just their name this summer.
Authorities in both cities have had reports of people tossing kittens out of moving cars.
The latest of those came Friday, when a man was arrested on such charges in North Carolina’s Jacksonville, WCTI in New Bern reported. Witnesses reported seeing Cesar Alvarez, 27, throw two kittens out of a moving car, one of which died and the other that was never found, according to the report. Alvarez faces a felony charge of cruelty to animals.
People expressed their disapproval on Facebook of the actions for which Alvarez is charged.
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In late June, a witness told WJAX they saw a kitten thrown from a vehicle in a suburb of Jacksonville, Fla.
In late May, WJAX reported on someone tossing a kitten out of a truck and into traffic in Jacksonville. The station also had reported similar crimes in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach in June, 2016.
Another recent case of cat tossing in North Carolina was reported not far from Jacksonville, in New Bern. A woman claimed to be innocent, WITN in Greenville reported, as a judge charged her in early June with felony cruelty to animals for throwing several kittens out of her moving car.