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Police now involved in drowned kittens case
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two newborn kittens were recently drowned in the backyard of a northwest Valley home and now the case is getting the attention of law enforcement.
Contact 13 first investigated this story last week.
Now, on the heels of public outcry over the kitten drowning, the case is moving forward.
Chief Investigator Darcy Spears has confirmed that although City Animal Control took the initial complaint, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is taking the case. That's because it could lead to felony cruelty charges against two local teens.
Just days after two little grey-striped kittens were born in Christine Ohm's backyard, she says they were killed -- drowned last Monday at the home of a neighbor with whom she shares a backyard wall.
Ohm took two pictures which she turned over to Animal Control as part of a formal complaint she filed last week.
In one picture, you can see one dead kitten laying on the backyard bar and another submerged in a cup of water, under a barbecue tool.
"You can't murder a cat -- drown a cat in a cup of water, purposely! They could have called Animal Control. And they didn't. They chose to drown them. And I just think that's terrible," Ohm says.
Metro's Community Oriented Police division is now handling the case out of their Northwest Area Command.
Officers planned to meet with the Juvenile District Attorney's office Wednesday to discuss where they're going with the case.
Action News will be following it closely to let you know whether charges will be filed.