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PETA reacts to South Portland teens accused of microwaving kitten

PORTLAND (WGME) -- PETA announced that its education division, TeachKind, is sending letters to Portland and South Portland schools regarding the two South Portland teens accused of putting a kitten in the microwave.

PETA says the letter is to offer the schools help in implementing "humane-education lessons."

To read the full letter, CLICK HERE

The two teenage girls denied felony animal cruelty charges alleging they put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turned it on.

The South Portland girls, who were 15 when they were charged in September, told a judge last week that they understood the charges and entered the juvenile equivalent of an adult not guilty plea.

The judge ordered both to undergo a psychological evaluation and released them to the custody of their parents with conditions.

A video of the prank showed up on social media, provoking outrage.

The girls' attorney said they had had no intention of harming the cat, which was in the microwave for just a few seconds.

The kitten survived and has since been adopted.