Copy cat animal cruelty? Man Snapchats himself kicking cat

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In Fort Meyers, Florida, a Snapchat video of a man abusing a cat by kicking it, has emerged upsetting animal lovers everywhere. The disturbing video, which appears to be a copy cat crime of another high profile animal cruelty case in California, begins with a man luring a friendly and affectionate cat over to him. Moments later, the man kicks the cat and posted the deed on social media.

According to Fox News, the video was immediately turned over to both police and the Gulf Coast Humane Society, who were shocked as to why anyone would want to arbitrarily inflict such cruelty on an innocent animal and subsequently post the abusive treatment on social media.

“You lured the cat in and dropped it like it was a football,” stated Jennifer Galloway, the executive director of the Gulf Coast Humane Society.

This kind of animal abuse often leaves the cat very apprehensive of human touch.

“We see it all the time with animals that are head shy,” Jennifer continued. “They flinch when you come near them. Some of them never recover from these types of things.”

And to make the evil deed even worse, the man videoing the detestable act, could be heard laughing.

“I think that’s the beginning of a very sick individual. Kicking a sweet innocent cat that came up to him. What’s the next thing he’s going to do,” stated Jennifer.

The person who forwarded the video states the person responsible for the cruelty is a student at Lehigh Acres Senior High School.

Just days ago, a juvenile suspected of being the punk that was videoed on Snapchat hurling a defensive cat onto an Ontario, California street has been arrested. According to the Ontario Police Department news release, the unidentified teen had been spotted by police and tried to run away when he was tackled by officers and taken into custody in Upland.

That investigation began on Saturday in Fontana, California,  when a nine-second video posted to social networks Snapchat and Twitter went viral showing the teen throwing a cat into the street as if it were a football. The video showed the boy holding a cat in his arms for a moment and then launching the animal at least 20 yards into the air. The  frightened cat could be heard meowing and whining as it hit the street.

The cat, named Spots, is currently under the care of a South California veterinarian hospital and suffers from a broken leg. Her other leg has also been injured and internal injuries are suspected. Meanwhile, Spots is resting comfortably and will remain at the hospital while she recuperates.

The teen has been booked into the San Bernardino County Jail on suspicion of felony animal cruelty.

There have been no updates on the cat kicked in Florida nor the suspect identified or arrested as of this time.

(Copy cat photos via Fox News freezeshots of supplied video)

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7 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    These scum are void of any feelings and need to be put away and re programed if they are ever to be among us. What vile people to do this to an innocent animal. It is obvious something is wrong with this thug and it needs to be dealt with now before he goes on to torturing or killing a human.

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  2. Ezgi Melody says:

    I just now understand better that ; Psychos are everywhere in the world and they have got really serious problems in the mind and they try to make themselves relieved by torturing animals because they can not do this torments to the people ~ That is why they choose this little poor harmless, voiceless Angels 🐾

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  3. Ezgi Melody says:

    Here it is ; another horrible event about a cat below :
    I just want to share with you a horrible event that happened 2 or 3 days ago in city Erzincan in country Turkey. The place is in the video that you see ; Turkish Military Officer’s Club in city Erzincan in Turkey.
    That Guy Killed that Little Cat by his those Horrible Sadistic Acts. After his those torments that cat died at that scene. And another unbelievable thing about this happening : That guy is a Soldier ( He is 25 years old ) and authoritites did not announce his whole name to the public yet. We only know his name is : Taner H. After bring a prosecution against him he just defended himself ; ” I have done this all to that cat because I was too drunken that day and I was just broke up with my fiancee. ” – He arrested and investigation is continue. And One last horrible thing is ; as you can see in those Youtube videos other people was just watching him… I have no words for this also…

    ~ ~ ~ Here is the Links of his torment to that poor cat below :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsgI3ZTBXCo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21qv_WHNLdo

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  4. Mary Ann Clark says:

    It seems to me if they are posting on social media there is no assumption of anonymity no matter what their age and their pictures should be the public’s right to know! Then put them all in prison!

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  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Post the name no matter what age! They want their 15 minutes of fame? That’s what they’ll get! Somebody knows who did this, speak up!

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