WARNING: Contains graphic images of animal cruelty
A woman has been charged with animal cruelty after a video went viral on social media that showed her throwing a cat from a third floor window.
Tikeemah J Lassiter, 19-years-old, was caught after an online manhunt altered the police and New Jersey animal services to the abuse.
After the horrifying video – which we choose not to publish due to its disturbing content, was posted to Instagram on Thursday, it was discovered by animal advocates and anti-animal cruelty groups.
The video footage showed the young woman laughing as she hurled the animal from a third floor balcony on 300 block of South Orange Avenue, New Jersey.
The cat survived and was turned over to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.