Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 | 3:37 p.m.
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Two 11-year-olds have been arrested on seven counts of animal cruelty in an incident earlier this month that allegedly led to the death of six newborn kittens.
Metro Police officials said witnesses were alerted to what sounded like glass shattering around 5 p.m. Oct. 9. Initially witnesses thought the two juveniles were throwing rocks at an apartment building around the 9600 block of Russell Road.
In reality, witnessed told authorities, the youngsters had been throwing rocks at a mother cat giving birth. The cat’s six kittens ultimately died.
Clark County Animal Control turned investigation over to Metro Police to locate the suspects, who had fled the area. The two kids were found and on Thursday were arrested and booked into Clark County Juvenile Hall.
Metro Police urge anyone with information to contact Enterprise Area Command problem solving unit at (702) 828-2834 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers, (702) 385-5555.