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An unidentified, 11-year-old Florida boy has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly abusing at least one cat.

A neighbor reportedly captured footage of the boy repeatedly throwing a cat in the air, and letting it fall to the ground.

The incident reported to the police, and has since been arrested.

Arrest

The Port St. Lucie Police Department took to Twitter to share details of the arrest.

The post read: “On October 4, 2018, Port St. Lucie Police Detectives arrested an 11 year old boy on the charge of Animal Cruelty, after a video surfaced showing the boy grabbing and throwing the family cat.”

According to ABC, the child told police he was upset because the cat ‘left feces in his room’.

Two cats and a bird have been removed from the boy’s home, and he was brought to a Juvenile Assessment Center after the arrest.

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.