A Stratford woman faces animal cruelty charges after she allegedly threw two kittens out of her car while traveling on Barnum Avenue Cut-Off Thursday morning.
Police said one of the kittens died from the incident, which, according to a witness, happened near the intersection with Ferry Boulevard.
The suspect, Edna Stelmach, of Housatonic Avenue, reportedly denied that she had thrown the kittens out of her vehicle after Stratford Animal Control discovered the two kittens in the area and seized four more from the 73-year-old's vehicle, police said.
Stelmach said she was transporting the felines to a Westport rescue shelter, police said.
Police charged Stelmach with two counts of cruelty to animals. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 4.
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