Kitten thrown at brick wall from truck

Sam the kitten
A kitten is now being treated after someone threw him at a wall from a moving vehicle.

BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. (KRQE) – Witnesses watched as someone threw a kitten at a wall from a moving truck. Now, a clinic is working to nurse the kitten back to health.

The kitten, Sam, is resting up after the life-threatening attack.

“Sam was brought in to the clinic by clients of ours. They had witnessed Sam being thrown out of a moving vehicle,” said Samantha McKinney, an owner of Bosque Animal Clinic.

She said Sam hit a brick wall when someone threw him on Camelot Boulevard in Los Lunas. No one knows who just yet.

“Somebody who has absolutely no concern or care for the living creatures,” McKinney said.

Witnesses brought the kitten into the Bosque clinic Wednesday with a bloody nose, head trauma and a broken left elbow that he’s got wrapped up in a splint for now.

“In my opinion, elbow fractures probably one of the worst types of fractures you can get. They’re very painful because of his age and cost in the factor, it’s been decided to amputate,” McKinney said.

She said Sam has to make it through the next 24 hours. Then, he’s scheduled for surgery Friday morning.

“Oh heck, he’ll be a happy, healthy kitten if all goes well by Saturday morning. He won’t miss this leg,” McKinney said.     `

She said she already has a home lined up for Sam next week.

“He will be a three-legged ball of feisty kitten by then,” McKinney said.

KRQE News 13 called Los Lunas Police to see if they have any leads on who threw the kitten. They said no one ever reported the incident to them. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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