A video of a teenager throwing a California kitten into the street has prompted nationwide outrage and an investigation from police.
Authorities in Ontario, east of Los Angeles, are appealing for information to find the suspect seen in the Snapchat clip, which has been widely reposted on social media since it appeared Friday.
The sick star of the video holds the cat with two hands before launching it into the sky, and watching it land on the asphalt with a series of helpless yelps.
Police said Saturday that the teen is wanted for abuse of the kitten, Spots, but has not been found.
Video circulating on social media shows a teenager throwing a kitten.
It was not immediately clear if the person who filmed the throw would also face legal action.
“I just want him to know he hurt a victim that can’t defend itself?” Spots’ owner Perla told KNBC of the abuser.
The cat, a stray rescued four months ago, survived the attack but received an injured leg.