Officers: Pierced 'Gothic Kittens' Marketed On Web

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Humane officers say a Pennsylvania woman marketed "gothic kittens" with ear, neck and tail piercings
over the Internet.

Officers with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed three kittens and a cat Wednesday from a home outside Wilkes-Barre, about 20 miles southwest of Scranton.

Officer Carol Morrison says the society got a tip that the Ross Township woman was selling the pierced kittens on the Internet.

She says, "It's unbelievable anybody would do this to kittens." Charges are likely against the homeowner, whose name was not

Morrison says the woman has a pet grooming business in the basement of her home.
Information from: Times Leader,

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