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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.

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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".


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