"A Lakewood cat shelter is asking for help in finding the people who twirled a 4-month-old kitten by its tail, before trying to burn its whiskers with a lighter.
On Friday, Marvell, a male kitten, was brought to the Cat Care Society, after two girls spotted some children abusing the kitten near 10th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, said Shari Shiffer-Krieger, executive director of the shelter.
"They took the tail and did a lasso movement, swinging the cat around," Shiffer-Krieger said.
His whiskers and ear tips were also singed by a lighter.
Marvell, named after the Colorado Rapid's player Marvell Wynne, was treated for internal injuries to his lungs and bladder, as well as eye injuries and brain trauma, Shiffer-Krieger said."
Link to the full Denver Post report.
The incident was also reported by 9News this week.
Marvell should be available for adoption in a few weeks.