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TPD looking for UA student after video of animal cruelty posted on social media

Published: Nov. 3, 2015 at 4:59 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2015 at 4:59 PM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa police are looking for a University of Alabama student after a video was posted to Twitter that shows a cat being beaten with a belt on a bed.

University of Alabama Police say they started receiving calls about the video Monday night. The University of Alabama also tweeted they are aware of the investigation and the UA Office of Student Conduct is also following the situation.

The video shows the student striking the little kitten with a belt. It goes on for about 10 seconds. Investigators also say the student also posted pictures of him appearing to choke the cat on the social media site Snap Chat. The video has since gone viral.

Tuscaloosa police say they've been contacted by countless people across the country wanting to know how the cat is doing but there is no word yet on the animal's condition.

The video definitely has a lot of people talking on campus.

"It really just kinda like made me feel sick to my stomach…and I don't know why anyone would do that," Liza Wood, a UA student said.

Police say they know who the student is are still trying to obtain arrest warrants. Right now they are just trying to locate him.

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