Washougal police ask help in animal-cruelty case

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Washougal police are asking the public for help in an animal-cruelty case.

Officer Kate Tierney said that about 12:30 a.m. Friday, witnesses called 911 to report a motorist intentionally hitting a cat.

Those witnesses saw a late-model white Ford SUV with gray trim, similar to an Explorer or Expedition, speeding eastbound in the 2700 block of H Street in Washougal, Tierney wrote in a press release.

“The vehicle then intentionally drove up on a curb and ran over a cat that had just crossed the road. The witnesses heard a male voice yell, ‘Hit it, hit it,’ seconds before the vehicle swerved and drove up onto the curb, hitting the cat.

“As the cat lay dying in the grass, the vehicle returned twice to look at it. Witnesses stated the vehicle was occupied by three to four late teen males,” she wrote.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Washougal Police Department at 360-835-8701.