Tow truck driver charged with dousing kitten in motor oil

In this photo taken Thursday, May 26, 2016, veterinary technician Chris Breiner holds a kitten nicknamed Olive Oil at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro, N.J. Authorities say 35-year-old Kazem Shirinzad, of New York, has been charged with animal cruelty after the kitten was found doused in motor oil inside a box that was tied shut. Olive Oil was treated at the animal hospital and will later be available for adoption. (Tariq Zehawi/The Record of Bergen County via AP) ONLINE OUT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO ARCHIVING; MANDATORY CREDIT

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a tow truck driver has been charged with animal cruelty for dousing a kitten in motor oil and abandoning it inside a box that was tied shut.

Bergen County prosecutors said Thursday that New York City resident, Kazem Shirinzad, 35, was issued a summons after the kitten was found May 16 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Shirinzad worked in New Jersey near where the cat was found outside a high-rise in Fort Lee, according to authorities.

Authorities say the kitten nicknamed, Olive Oil, was treated at an animal hospital and will later be available for adoption.

Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center director Deborah Yankow told The Record that the kitten is doing well but is still greasy.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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