The Hawaiian Humane Society is asking the public to help identify the man featured in a video apparently throwing a cat from an elevated location. The video was posted on social media, but has been taken down.
“This is blatant animal cruelty,” which could be classified up to as a Class C felony, said Allison Andrade Gammel, the Humane Society’s spokeswoman. “It’s a horrific video — that someone would do that to an innocent creature, I don’t understand why.”
The Instagram and Facebook posts were reposted on Stolen Stuff Hawaii’s Facebook page where some members suggested names of possible suspects.
But Gammel said, “We need them to actually call us,” and provide witness statements as to the man’s identity and where the video was taken, she said.
Humane society investigators are deputized by the Honolulu Police Department.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Humane Society’s emergency line at 356-2250.