Bowie community upset by alleged animal abuser

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Saturday morning, a vet technician from another city witnessed kittens thrown from the window of a black truck on State Highway 59 heading towards Bowie. 

She took two kittens to Bowie Veterinarian, Dr. Pamela Barlow.

“Of the two kittens, one did arrive at the clinic alive, but it was obvious at the moment that the kitten arrived that it had such serious injuries that it was not going to survive them,” Barlow said.

The witness could not get the license plate number because there was a car in between her and the pick-up which is part of the reason people on Facebook are angry

“There’s been a lot of comments you know, that she should’ve gotten the license plate number or whatever,” Barlow said. “Well if you see a tragedy, first you stop and render aid. And I think she did exactly the right thing.”

Some posts suggest throwing whoever did this out a car driving 70 miles per hour is something that Barlow never expected that kind of reaction.
“I don’t wish ill on anyone, but I do hope the person that did this be impacted by what they read on Facebook if it gets back to them.”

Barlow said there’s a chance that whoever did the crime told someone, but Montague County Sheriff, Marshall Thomas said there haven’t been any tips yet.

“My daughter told me it was on Facebook and called my attention to it,” Thomas said. “We haven’t had any reports at all with our dispatch. I’ve had them researched to make sure.”

And if they do get caught, Thomas said charges will be filed.

“It’s a third-degree felony, its chargeable with up to 10 years in prison. Two to ten years and up to a $10,000 fine.”

If you’re unable to care for an animal, there are other options. Barlow suggests taking them to a shelter or rescue.

Thomas said if you know anything call dispatch at 940-894-2871.

Paladin Tree Service is offering a $100 reward for anyone who goes to the police with information.

The $100 reward has increased to over $500 thanks to the people following this story.

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