Videotaped cat beating probed in Lawton

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) _ Comanche County authorities are investigating two juveniles for the videotaped beating of a house cat that was posted online.

The footage shows a boy beating the cat and slamming it against a wall. Police in Lawton received tips from Massachusetts, Arizona and Australia.

Sheriff Kenny Stradley says the cat has been taken to a local veterinarian and that investigators have questioned two boys.

The video was viewed more than 20,000 on the video-sharing Web site YouTube before it was taken down.

Information from: The Lawton Constitution,