Officers were able to bring the cat back to an animal shelter and she is expected to recover despite her injuries. She is not available for adoption now because she may have an owner that is missing her.
The cat sustained several injuries, including a chipped tooth and broken blood vessels in her left eye. Animal Services believe she recently gave birth to a litter of kittens, one of which was found inside the wall of the apartment complex and returned to her.
It is still unknown where the rest of her kittens are and authorities are searching for the suspect. Police said it is possible that the person who did it lives in the Highlander Park apartments in Riverside because it is not the first case of animal cruelty that has been reported there.
Anyone with information was asked to call Riverside County Animal Services at 951-358-7387.