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Man Arrested for Animal Abuse in Odessa

The man seen in a shocking video of animal abuse in Odessa has been caught.

Christopher Gonzales, 25, was arrested on Friday in the 1300 block of Copus.

He's facing felony charges of animal cruelty.

In the video, Gonzales is seeing throwing a small kitten a long way.

It appears to show him celebrating what he did.

After the disturbing video went viral on social media, Odessa Police launched an investigation.

The kitten was found by animal control and is doing well.

The kitten is being treated at the Mesa Verde Vet Office in Midland.

They're taking donations to pay for the medical bills.

Once the kitten is completely recovered, it will be put up for adoption.

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