Reward offered for info in animal abuse case

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

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – There is now a $500 reward for information about who threw a kitten at a brick wall, from a moving truck.

Sam, an 8-week-old kitten, was brought into the Bosque Animal Clinic Wednesday after someone threw him out of a truck on Camelot Boulevard in Los Lunas.

Sam suffered a bloody nose, head trauma, a broken left elbow, and may be blind.

Since our story aired Wednesday phones have been ringing off the hook at the vet clinic and people have donated more than $1500. The money will pay for Sam’s surgery.

Thursday a specialist examined him to see if his leg could be saved but they still say amputation is the best bet.

The money left over from the surgery will go to a fund to help other animals.

The Alliance Against Animal Abuse is offering the $500 reward.

If you have any information, call Los Lunas police. 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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