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'They were trying to make her swim and the cat was so scared, she was passing out already. She was half alive.'

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Vile couple is arrested after throwing kitten like a FRISBEE off Florida beach and demanding $1,000 to stop - cat survived and is adopted by rescuer

A couple is facing charges after they were filmed torturing a small kitten while swimming at a local beach - throwing the helpless animal feet in the air like a pool toy and into the shoulder-deep water.

When approached by outraged onlookers, the suspects, 27-year-old John Laguerre and Jamarria Wayne, 22 - joked and demanded $1,000 from the Good Samaritans just to stop.

'They were throwing her like this into the water,' Miami resident Natalia Martin recalled of the abuse, which spurred her to rise up from her towel and confront the kitten's attackers. 'They were trying to make her swim and the cat was so scared, she was passing out already. She was half alive.'

However, upon approaching the young couple - who was filmed wading in the Florida waves as Laguerre clutches the limp kitten with one hand - Martin was rebuffed by the couple, who allegedly began to intimidate the woman.

'The guy started being so aggressive towards me,' Martin told Local10 of the ensuing standoff.

'He starts stepping up,' she said of Laguerre's response to being reprimanded during the episode, which occurred on September 24.

'He says, 'Hey, look, this is my cat. This is not your business. I can do what I want,' she said. . . .

Eventually, police approached the couple about breaking the 'no animals on the beach' rules, and asked them to leave the premises.

That’s when, according to a police report, Laguerre resisted arrest, hurling profanities at officers while defying their orders to vacate the beach without incident.

The woman, meanwhile, reportedly screamed at the officers, threatening them and saying she would 'bite them,' cops wrote.

Eventually, matters escalate to the point where the encounter became physical, forcing eight officers to force down the resisting pair on the sands of the beach and put them in handcuffs. . .

'I took this cat. I adopted her officially two days after this incident,' Martin said.

She has since found a new home for the kitten, who did not sustain any visible injuries.

The case against Laguerre and Wayne is currently ongoing.

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Meanwhile, in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (Not Florida) Russia, cats are doing God's work daily: