(Highland, NY) -- Chickepea the kitten is dead and the Ulster County SPCA is asking for the public's help in finding who threw him out of a van on Route 44/55 in Highland.
SPCA officials say the kitten was thrown out of a blue van on Saturday October 12th. A Good Samaritan notified the SPCA and Chickpea was being treated there for his injuries. His injuries proved to be too serious and he died this week.
From the SPCA online post: "We are still investigating this case, and ask the public to contact our Humane Law Department at 331-5377 x212 or x230 with any information that will help us find the individual(s) responsible.
Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest in adopting him. It is heartwarming to know we serve a community that loves and respects animals, as shown by the outpouring of support for little Chickpea."
Photo: Courtesy UCSPCA