Cat at the center of alleged abuse dead; suffered thermal burns

Cat at the center of alleged abuse dead; suffered thermal burns

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point police are investigating a case of alleged animal cruelty involving a viral video showing someone pouring what appears to be hot liquid on a cat.

Following an investigation, Moss Point Police say the abuse happened at a home in the 6200 block of Henry Street.

Upon collecting evidence from the scene, police found the body of the cat not far from the home. An autopsy later revealed the cat suffered thermal burns on most of its body.

Investigators are now working to find out how owns the animal, as well as the person who recorded - and posted - the video on social media. According to Moss Point police, all suspects involved will be charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

It is the second time in a week a video showing alleged animal abuse has drawn the ire of law enforcement.

A video showing a man reportedly beating a dog was sent to Biloxi police over the weekend. The man accused in the case turned himself in to authorities Tuesday morning. He is charged with animal cruelty.

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