The cat’s owner described the situation in a GoFundMe page set up for her pet on Thursday.
“I came home this morning to find my 6 month old kitten under a dresser hiding and not letting anyone touch him.”
“When I picked him up he screamed and couldn’t walk, come to find out my roomates boyfriend had hit and kicked him, locked him in the toilet bowl, and held him upside down by his tail.”
“We rushed Nugget to the emergency room and he has brain damage and will now have a hard time walking, he has a bleeding hemorrhage on his kidney caused from internal bleeding from being kicked, clots in his bladder, and he is currently in an oxygen tank.”
The Knoxville Police Dept. confirmed to WBIR that it received a report of animal abuse involving another student’s cat and has opened an investigation into Beasley.
We reached out to the Univ. of Tennessee for comment but so far no word back.
As for the kitten, Nugget’s GoFundMe has already raised more than $4,300 to help with the cat’s medical care.