Division of Police and APL to Investigate Animal Cruelty Case

Cat Abuse Video

We have received numerous inquiries regarding a video recently posted to Liveleak.com of a cat being abused by a young man. The Division of Police is aware of the incident and the matter is being investigated:

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating an incident involving animal cruelty which possibly occurred on Portage Avenue. Officers received a radio assignment to respond to a home on Portage Avenue for animal abuse; the call was received via police radio from an anonymous caller who reported that a video was posted to Facebook of a young man holding a cat by the neck and then throwing it. Upon conferring with neighbors, officers obtained a possible identification of the suspect, who is thought to be a 16 year old who resided in the area. A “Cruelty to Animals” report was generated and the case will be followed up by investigators from the Cleveland Division of Police and the Animal Protective League.