“I think she’s a monster,” Rodriguez, 15, told NBC 10 News.
The 16-year-old girl stole the kitten, named Princess, Sunday afternoon while visiting Rodriguez at her home on North 7th Street, investigators said.
“(The friend) said she took the kitten to her own house and drowned it in the bathroom sink,” said Bev Greco, executive director of the Cumberland CountySPCA.
The kitten was found on the ground outside the Vineland home of the girl’s foster parents, Greco said. No one answered the door when NBC10 went to the house Monday afternoon.
Police charged the teen, whose name is not being made public because she’s a juvenile, with theft and animal cruelty. SPCA officials said she confessed to the crime.
The only explanation the teen gave for killing the kitten was that she did not want to go back to the foster home, Greco explained. The girl was being evaluated at a mental health facility.
So, she killed this poor kitten then threw it in the yard like it was trash. She didn't even have remorse after she had realized what she had done. I hope she gets the help that she needs.