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December 2, 2017

Animal Cruelty Investigation

On Saturday December 02, 2017, the Ontario Police Department received information regarding the abuse of a kitten by a young man. The abuse, which depicted the suspect throwing the small kitten into the air causing it to land in the street a distance away, was captured on video and shared via social media. 

Ontario Police immediately launched an investigation into the incident that eventually lead them to identify a 16-year-old male believed to be responsible for the abuse of the kitten. The suspect, who will not be identified due to his age, has not yet been located and arrested.  

The kitten and its owner have been located. The kitten survived the incident, but did suffer an injured leg. The Inland Valley Human Society is assisting with the investigation and care of the injured animal.  

Ontario Police are asking for anyone who has information about the incident, or may know the whereabouts of the male depicted in the video, to contact the Ontario Police Department at (909) 395-2001. 

This investigation is active and ongoing. 

Information can also be reported anonymously by calling WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at 

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