In Fontana, California, a nine-second video posted to social networks Snapchat and Twitter has gone viral showing a teen throwing a cat into the street as if it were a football. The video shows 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 can be heard meowing and whining as it hits the street.
The Fontana Police Department tweeted on Saturday several times they had been contacted by numerous people regarding the disturbing video.
“It has been determined that the incident took place outside our city and we are working with the appropriate jurisdiction to find the cat and the suspect,” police initially wrote on their Facebook page.
By Saturday evening, the Ontario Police tweeted they had found the cat and its owner:
We are investigating the animal cruelty to a cat video. We have located the cat & owner. The cat has leg fracture but is going to be ok.
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