Kanagawa prefectural police have sent papers to the prosecutor’s office on a 30-year-old woman residing in Kamakura City on suspicion of violating the Animal Protection Law after she left a kitten in a coin locker.
According to police, the woman placed the kitten in the coin locker of a commercial facility in Ofuna, Kamakura, at around 7:45 p.m. on Dec 10, Sankei Shimbun reported. The kitten, which was about three months old, was alive and in a cage when found the next day by a passerby who heard sounds of a cat coming from the locker. Staff from the disaster control center of the facility opened the locker at around 4 p.m.
Police said they found the woman after analyzing surveillance camera footage. They quoted her as saying a coworker gave the kitten to her a week earlier but her family members wouldn’t let her keep it, so she couldn't think how else to get rid of it.
The management company of the building searched for someone to look after the kitten and it was taken in by a couple in Yokohama.© Japan Today