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Cleveland Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man caught on video shooting a cat.

It happened on Wednesday around 3:30am near 133 St. and Puritas Avenue.

Danielle Stiegelmeyer, the cat owner, says Jack was not only a family pet…he was the neighborhood cat.

"Blue-eyed, cross-eyed, loved people...absolutely loved people…he'd see people coming and he'd come up to them," she continued.

When she found him on the side of her garage fighting for his life she quickly rushed him to a veterinarian, however Jack's injuries were fatal.

"They took an X-ray and his spine was literally cracked…it was shattered so we had to put him down," she said.

Stiegelmeyer then desperately scrolled through hours of home surveillance video to find out what happened to her beloved pet and the answer was disturbing.

Jack's killer is captured on camera petting him just moments before he drew his gun and killed the helpless animal.

"If it happened now it may happen again and it may happen with a bigger animal and then what?" Stiegelmeyer questions.

Cleveland police as well as the Cleveland Animal Protective League are now investigating and asking for help identifying the shooter as well as two peers he is seen fleeing the scene with.

"Just all the raw emotion…the sad, the mad, most of it is pity," said Stiegelmeyer. "For the individuals it's just pity….and I hope that they could come forward."

If you have a tip that can help this case please call 216-377-1630.

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