Medicine

Police hunt for suspect in California cat abuse video

Police hunt for suspect in California cat abuse video

The abuse, which depicted the suspect throwing the small kitten into the air causing it to land in the street a distance away, was captured on video and shared via social media.

Police in Ontario say the cat has a leg fracture but is expected to recover.

In the video, the teenage boy is seen holding up a cat in the front yard of a home and then throws it on the road like a football. The boy is believed to be 16 years old. Investigators say they located the animal and its owner but no names were immediately released.

According to Daily Mail, the disturbing 10-second video is said to have been filmed in Ontario, California, and was posted to Snapchat on Friday afternoon. He has yet to be located.

Police say they have spoken to the cat's owners, who confirmed the cat was safe, but injured.

Later, the police announced they knew about the identity of the 16-year-old but refrained from releasing it because of his age.

More news: Bumrah, Parthiv picked for South Africa Tests
More news: Schools dive in to Computer Science Education Week
More news: Netflix fills a sci-fi hole in its originals lineup with Altered Carbon

The cat's owner Perla and her mum told NBC4 they refuse to watch the video because it's too upsetting.

"I know who he is but I don't know his name", neighbor Oscar Ramos told CBSLA. "He probably did it just to look cool on video".

The devastated pet owner, who found the stray kitten four months ago, told NBC4 that they refused to watch the upsetting video.

"I just want him to know he hurt a victim that can't defend itself", she lamented.

Another Twitter user, Ellie Butcher, said the video was "disgusting".


  • Yemen's Houthi leader hails ex-president's death

    Yemen's Houthi leader hails ex-president's death

    Saleh's death was announced by the Houthi rebels who have been fighting Saleh's forces for the past week. The murder of Saleh has a different impact on Saudi Arabia and Iran, some analysts said.
    Jimbo Fisher Introduces TAMU To Girlfriend Courtney

    Jimbo Fisher Introduces TAMU To Girlfriend Courtney

    With Fisher's resume including a national title win at Florida State , he's ready to tackle that goal at College Station. Jimbo Fisher had a curious comment during his Texas A&M introduction that might raise a few eyebrows at Florida State.
    Red Flag Warning Returns With Cold Santa Ana Winds

    Red Flag Warning Returns With Cold Santa Ana Winds

    A high wind warning also went into effect today, with both warnings set to expire late Thursday night, according to the NWS. Humidity levels will be in the 10 to 15 percent range today and the 7 to 15 percent range from Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Flu season off to early, fast start

    Flu season off to early, fast start

    However, while vaccinated people can still get sick, generally they get a milder and less unsafe form of the illness. The CDC and the California Department of Public Health are recommending everyone over six months old get vaccinated.
    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic out of CSKA Moscow clash'

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic out of CSKA Moscow clash'

    And with that in mind, here is a potential XI for the meeting with the Russian side including Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw . He needs to work very hard on the muscular area that supports the knee that had the problem.
    Congressman accused of sexual harassment by ex-staffer

    Congressman accused of sexual harassment by ex-staffer

    He later added a statement saying, "But I want to make it clear that I don't recall any of the circumstances she described". Congressional leaders are under pressure to respond to a national outcry against sexual harassment.
  • NSA staffer pleads guilty over taking home top secret files

    NSA staffer pleads guilty over taking home top secret files

    A former NSA employee has pleaded guilty to removing classified information and taking it home. The Times reported that Pho is now free, while awaiting sentencing in April 2018.
    How to Sign Your Child Up for Facebook's New 'Messenger Kids'

    How to Sign Your Child Up for Facebook's New 'Messenger Kids'

    In order to befriend another child in Messenger Kids, a parent must also be friends with that child's parent on Facebook. Parents shouldn't, for example, see an ad for a toy on Facebook because their child talked about it on Messenger Kids.
    Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind

    Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind

    The Bills Jerry Hughes was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, so, somehow, the Bills were the ones losing yards on the play. White appeared to be a little bit shaken up after the late hit by Gronkowski and was being evaluated for a head injury.
  • Coach arrested in NY with teen to return to Florida

    Coach arrested in NY with teen to return to Florida

    According to the Columbia County, Florida Sheriff's Office, she was found with the coach, who was taken into custody. Rodriguez will be extradited from NY to Florida sometime in the next two weeks, Hunter said.
    Irish foreign minister says Brexit border breakthrough possible today

    Irish foreign minister says Brexit border breakthrough possible today

    The Irish prime minister said he is "surprised and disappointed" that there was no agreement in Brexit talks today . European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar by phone.
    Google's new guidelines will prevent apps from collecting unnecessary user data

    Google's new guidelines will prevent apps from collecting unnecessary user data

    Further, if the apps save information that is not necessary they are needed to explain users how the data is going to be used. Google's Safe Browsing team is tamping down on "unwanted and harmful" mobile activity on Android, Google said on Friday.