Reports say it also might have suffered internal injuries, but it's expected to be OK.
Californian police are investigating a video posted on social media showing a teenage boy hurling a cat across the road.
The graphic video originally was posted on Snapchat but has been shared thousands of times on Twitter by angry viewers.
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The Fontana Police Department took to Twitter on Saturday and said that it had been contacted by several people regarding the video.
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The devastated pet owner, who found the stray kitten four months ago, told NBC4 that they refused to watch the upsetting video.
Cops said a local 16-year-old, identified on the social media platform as "Charlie", is the one believed to have lifted the animal with both hands before flinging it cruelly into the air.
The Inland Valley Human Society helped in assisting the investigation and taking care of the injured animal. The investigation is active and ongoing.
"I know who he is but I don't know his name", neighbor Oscar Ramos told CBSLA. "He probably did it just to look cool on video", he added.