ONTARIO, Calif. -- An animal cruelty investigation is underway Saturday after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street, according to Ontario police.
The video in question was apparently posted on Snapchat. ABC7 edited the video so that it does not show the cat hitting the pavement.
Ontario police launched an investigation into the incident that eventually led them to identify a teen boy believed to be responsible for the abuse of the kitten, authorities said. The suspect, who will not be identified due to his age, has not been located and arrested.
Investigators said they located the animal and its owner. They said the cat has a fractured leg but is expected to be OK.
The Inland Valley Human Society was assisting with the investigation and care of the injured cat.
Anyone with information was urged to come forward and contact the Ontario Police Department at (909) 395-2001.
Ontario PD investigating disturbing video of boy throwing cat onto street