SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Police are searching for a teenager who allegedly beat up a cat inside a bathroom stall at Main Street Park.
The incident happened in June, but the owners of the cat are now reaching out to the public after no arrests have been made.
Kagan, the cat’s owner, said “Leaf” is still recovering from the attack.
Shilo Jackson found Leaf hiding in the bathroom stall after the attack. She said a teenager walked into the bathroom at the park moments before the beating with a large tree branch.
“It clearly had been traumatized,” Jackson said. “One of its pupils was larger than the other and it could barely move.”
Jackson said Leaf was soaking wet, hiding behind the toilet. Parts of the tree branch were embedded in its fur.
“I was just in shock,” Kagan said. “I can’t believe anyone would do that.”
Leaf was taken by Sandy Animal Control and checked by a veterinarian. The cat now sheds hair in large amounts due to stress.
“Just clumps and clumps of fur come out as you pet him,” Kagan said.
Jackson hopes the teen behind the beating will come forward.
“I had nightmares for days about that poor cat,” Jackson added.
Flyers are posted across the park. A reward is being offered for anyone with information about the attack. Contact Sandy Police if you have details about the animal’s assault.