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Bristol police: Juvenile who pepper sprayed kitten given probation

Photo credit: Kim Livesay

The juvenile female accused of pepper spraying a kitten in a disturbing video must comply with probation requirements or charges may be brought against her, according to Bristol, Virginia police.

If she does not comply with the requirements, she could be charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Detective David Blanken gave News 5 the update Thursday. Blanken said charges are pending against the juvenile male who took the video. He is also under investigation for a separate incident.

The kitten that was pepper sprayed Monday was found and treated. According to Kim Livesay, the cat was taken to Robinson Animal Hospital, had its eyes examined and is doing okay.

"He is a little thin, and covered in fleas. I had him triple tested and he's negative for leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus," Livesay said. Livesay told News 5 the cat has been named Peppy.

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