Local animal rescue organization talks about animal abuse


WICHITA, Kansas – The video of the kitten that was thrown against the wall has sparked outrage across the country. It’s also prompted more conversations about animal abuse.

We talked to a local animal rescue organization about what they’ve seen since the video went viral.

The Wichita Animal Action League founder, Sarah Coffman, primarily works to rescue animals and get them to permanent homes. She tells us, the power of social media has been clear. They’ve had a lot of people contact them after they learned about the abuse video.

Coffman says they’ve handled some animal abuse cases in the past. They found out about the video Sunday evening through twitter. She says, the discussion that started over social media, is prompting a lot of awareness.

They’ve received emails from all over the country even some from overseas, such as England, from people who are outraged after seeing the video and wanting to know what they can do to help.

“The biggest thing is just getting the word out and sharing our Facebook page, sharing our stories, getting other people to like us because you never know which one of your friends is in a position to donate or maybe foster or is maybe looking for a new animal and could possibly adopt,” said Coffman.

She says, Sunday night, they received more than 60 emails in a matter of about 30 minutes.

She hopes some of those people will follow through donating time or money to help rescue abused animals.


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