GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A video posted to Facebook is getting international attention and has been shared thousands of times.
The post shows a man dumping a pot of boiling water on a cat waiting outside a window. It was allegedly shot in Greenville, according to the profile that has since been deleted. The Greenville Police Department reports dispatch received an extreme influx of calls about the video and is now working to verify the content and the location of the incident.
Animal lovers across the globe are up in arms over the post. The video shows a pot of boiling water on the stove. The man then takes the pot over to the window where an unsuspecting cat is waiting.
When the man opens the window, the cat loudly meows and looks for attention. That’s when the man throws the boiling water on the cat, which screams in pain and attempts to run away but is trapped on the porch.
Investigators have identified the Facebook user who allegedly posted the video. They are now working with other agencies in Eastern North Carolina to verify the video and find the cat that may be injured.
Greenville Animal activists are also working to locate the cat to check up on its condition after the incident. GPD is taking the case very seriously. If this video is verified, the man who threw the water could face felony animal cruelty charges.