South Carolina teens attempt to drown kitten in Snapchat video

YORK, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina teenage boys are charged with trying to drown a kitten in a video posted to Snapchat.

York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris tells The Herald of Rock Hill that the 13-year-old and 15-year-old were charged as juveniles Thursday with felony animal cruelty. 

Faris says officials from animal rescue organization Kerry's Cats saw the Snapchat video Tuesday and called deputies. The domestic short-haired orange tabby, called Layla, was taken to veterinarian Sonya McCathey.

McCathey says Layla had head trauma and signs of attempted strangulation, but is recovering.

According to a sheriff's incident report, the teens initially lied to deputies, but then acknowledged "just having fun" while torturing Layla.

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