[from Burlington County Times]
COMMERCIAL TOWNSHIP - Two 13-year-old girls have been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly stomping on a kitten and then burying it up to its neck, killing the animal.
The girls, who are stepsisters, took two 8-month-old kittens that had been offered for adoption, faking a permission slip from their father, said Beverly Greco, Cumberland County agent for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
When the girls' father said they could not keep the kittens, they stomped on one of the animals and then buried it in a wooded area, Greco said. The other escaped after the alleged attack Dec. 5.