PHIPPSBURG — A 51 year old woman was arrested by Phippsburg police on July 4 and charged with throwing two kittens into the water at Center Pond.
Justine Lovig, of Phippsburg, was charged with cruelty to animals, operating under the influence and violating conditions of release.
Police responded to a report at Parker Head Road at 1:17 p.m. that a woman was throwing two kittens into the water at the public swimming hole, Phippsburg Police Chief John Skroski said.
Skroski said there were about 10 people at Center Pond when the incident happened.
When he arrived, Officer Zach Thomas saw Lovig come out of the water with two kittens, which were shaking, and take them to a car. She put the kittens in a shirt and, “she was feeding them an egg salad sandwich,” Skroski said.
One witness told police the woman took leashes off the cats and threw them from the access stairs into the water. She then put them back on leashes and dragged them across the hot pavement to the car.