Woman sought in brutal killing of kitten in South Gate

South Gate police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect captured on surveillance video brutally killing a kitten.
SOUTH GATE, Calif. (KABC) -- South Gate police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect captured on surveillance video brutally killing a kitten.

A family's surveillance camera captured the suspect with short orange hair walking onto a home's porch. She picks up a kitten seen resting and later picks up a can of bug spray.

Neighbors say she sprayed the kitten, leaving it drenched.

The kitten was later found dead, with its jaw broken.

Neighbors say the woman also went to another home nearby and asked for a pair of pliers.

The incident happened near South Gate Park in the area of Hildreth Avenue and Tweedy Boulevard overnight Sunday.

Neighbor's gathered Monday evening to put up warning fliers in the neighborhood.

"If she could do that to a small kitten, I'm afraid what she would do to someone else," said Cynthia Esquivel, the owner of the kitten.

"It was an innocent little kitten," Esquivel added. "How could you hurt something so gentle and so beautiful?"

Images were shared in hopes of finding the suspect.
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