Kim posted the picture to her Twitter, which she took during a photoshoot.
Several users were upset by the way she held the cat, so Kim has addressed the issue on her blog.
‘Hey guys! So yesterday I was doing a photo shoot with an adorable black kitty cat and I Twitpic’d this picture… I have been getting negative comments regarding the way I was holding the kitty, but rest assured, the owner and vet were on set and showed me how to pick him up. The cat was not harmed in any way and is perfectly fine! I love animals and would never do anything to harm any animals.’