Kitten chased by kids with rocks rescued by Racine man

RACINE (WITI) -- A Racine man brought a kitten to the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus Tuesday morning, May 21st with a terrible story.

Wayne Clingman of Racine and his wife were relaxing on Monday night when they heard children shouting outside their home. A toddler was chasing a kitten in front of their house; on the child’s heels were several older children, holding rocks and stones.

Clingman intercepted the children and rescued the kitten from what could have been a tragic ending. An animal lover himself, he had to intercede.

During “Be Kind to Animals” month, this story is an important reminder of how violence and abuse toward animals affects our entire community. Whenever an animal is abused, not only does an innocent animal get injured, but the person who commits the offense often falls into a cycle that often results in violence against other people. The evidence of a link between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans is compelling. In fact, people who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crime  

Fortunately, a brave citizen stopped “June” from being abused and saved a vulnerable creature from a terrible end. WHS veterinarian Dr. Nadine Langston will assess the kitten’s health and will treat her for any injuries or illnesses.

Like all adoptable cats at the WHS Racine Campus, June will eventually be spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and dewormed before she goes up for adoption. When she is adopted, June will also go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam, as well as 30 days of free ShelterCare Pet Insurance.  Thanks to Wayne Clingman, June now has this second chance.