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BARL searching for man in cat beating

The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League says a man entered its facility and beat a cat Friday afternoon.

According to a BARL representative, the cat caregiver had stepped out of the cat room to assist with catching a loose dog outside. Upon re-entering the building, the caregiver saw a white male with dark hair exiting the room and getting into a black four-door truck, pulling a black boat. A BARL representative estimates the man to be between 30 and 40 years old.

When the caregiver entered the cat room, she found blood splattered around the room and a plastic stick was in pieces from where the man allegedly hit the cat, a BARL Facebook post stated. BARL took the cat to a veterinarian, where it later died. The veterinarian believes the cat was stomped during the incident.

The man should have cat scratches and bites, the BARL representative said. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, call BARL at 601-757-1057.