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VIDEO: Police Hunting Teen After Video Of Kitten Throwing Goes Viral

A graphic video of the incident was posted to Snapchat, and sparked immediate outrage from people everywhere.

Ontario, CA - An animal cruelty investigation was begun after a Snapchat video of a teenager throwing a kitten into a street went viral (video below.)

Footage of the incident was posted to Twitter on Saturday, and shows the kitten being launched by the teenager into the air and hitting the street. The kitten can then be heard meowing in distress, according to Buzzfeed.

The video sparked immediate outrage from people within the city and throughout the country.

In a press release, the Ontario Police Department said that information had been received on Saturday, Dec. 2, "regarding the abuse of a kitten by a young man."

Police have identified a 16-year-old suspect, but said that he has not yet been located and arrested. His name was not released by police due to his age.

The kitten, described as "small" by police, suffered a fractured leg but is expected to recover. Police said "The kitten survived the incident but did suffer an injured leg. The Inland Valley Humane Society is assisting with the investigating and care of the injured animal."

Ontario police officers went door to door in the neighborhood where they believe the incident occurred after receiving numerous calls about it.

The owner of the kitten, whose name is Spots, was located, but was unable to watch the graphic video, which lasts about 10 seconds.

The owner, Perla, told KNBC "I just want him to know he hurt a victim that can't defend itself." Spots was once a stray before being found a few months ago.

The animal cruelty was originally reported to the Fontana Police Department, which thanked "social media users" for alerting them to the incident, which did not occur in their jurisdiction.

In a tweet from Saturday, the FPD said "We are aware of a video that depicts the abuse of a cat. We thank everyone for contacting our department with the 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."

Anyone with information was urged to come forward and contact the Ontario Police Department at (909) 395-2001.

You can see the video of the incident below. WARNING: Extremely Disturbing.

this little mfer, i would love to do that to him !!!!

@grin-n-barrett
Yea, but made to his size, so if the kitten was 1ft long and the poor thing was thrown 10ft, it would be equal with him, so if he was 5ft then he would be thrown 50ft.(not trying to be accurate) And the actual tweet is disgusting, a ton of likes and the poster talking about how he liked the dudes haircut. Absolutely disgusting

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A catapult with a thug-sized bucket seat & no seatbelt - set up at the side of a busy freeway.

Find the piece of shit and do the same to him. Get some 6 foot 6 300lbs animal lover to do it - so it HURTS really bad!!

As an animal lover this is a disgusting thing to do. What drives someone to do this to an innocent animal and record it no less? Likes on the internet? Being tough in front of your friends? I'm at a loss for words when people not only harm innocent animals, but other people.

I love animals, especially cats, so I couldn't even watch this video. But I think locking up this lowlife punk in a cage with a grizzly bear or, better yet, a lion or a tiger, would be a suitable punishment.

future serial killer

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agreed about future serial killer. There's been research, where teens and children who are cruel to animals later commit some pretty sick crimes. Does anyone else agree that there's a connection?

SOMEONE knows who this little thug is. It begins with hurting animals then stalking and killing people. I hope he's found, fined and imprisoned. His parents must be so very proud of their little darling. Someone posted this, they should turn him in.

I want to shove this little shit off of the I-10 overpass into oncoming traffic on i15, during rush hour..

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