The Prescott Valley Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying the owner of four young kittens that were dumped in a ditch last evening, too young to be on their own and without food or water. The Prescott Valley PD Animal Control Division was called by a concerned citizen this morning after she found a plastic Walmart bag in a ditch off of Spouse Road and Tracy Drive containing four small kittens, which were only a few weeks old.
Pet owners are required to provide proper care for any animal they own. Under Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 13-2910, subjecting a domestic animal to cruel mistreatment can be charged as a class 1 misdemeanor or a class 6 felony. Failing to take care of your animals can lead to fines and/or jail time. Abandoning any animal is a crime in the State of Arizona. There are several animal advocacy agencies in the quad-cities area that can take domesticated animals and assist with safe placement.
Anyone having information on the kittens’ owner is encouraged to call the Prescott Valley PD’s non-emergency number and provide information. If you should witness someone abandon an animal, please call the Prescott Valley Police Department. If possible, please get a license plate number and a vehicle/suspect description. The Prescott Valley Police Department cares about all of our citizens, including our four-legged ones. There is no excuse for animal abuse!
If you see something-say something!
Contact Prescott Valley Police Department at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies
Call 911 for emergencies