TREDYFFRIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A kitten had to be euthanized after someone threw multiple kittens from the window of a moving vehicle on Route 202 in Tredyffrin Township on Friday. Tredyffrin Township Police say it happened around 7 a.m. while the vehicle was traveling southbound on Route 202.

Police say one of the kittens was found on the shoulder of the roadway by officers and taken to a nearby emergency veterinarian.

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However, due to the kitten’s injuries, it had to be euthanized.

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“This despicable and senseless act of animal cruelty is being actively investigated by the TTPD, and we’re currently following several leads based upon information obtained from witnesses who stopped to help,” police said in a statement.

The other kittens ran away.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information regarding the ownership of the kitten can contact police at 610-644-3221.