A cat found with a severe wound on the side of its head has triggered a police investigation into a possible animal cruelty case.
Building management at Bay Garden Manor condominiums, 1250 West Ave., found the wounded feline and called police. The small brown cat suffered a deep gash on the left side of its face and couldn’t move.
The cat was taken to a nearby animal hospital, where it was euthanized.
Police say there are no witnesses and don’t know whether the cat had an owner.
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"We take all reports of animal cruelty seriously,” police said in a statement. “If we are able to identify the subject involved we will ask to prosecute this to the fullest extent of the law."