Twin Falls police have determined that teenagers did not break this orange tabby's leg.
The story of a man who brought a wounded cat to the Twin Falls Animal Shelter has been called into question by Twin Falls police, the Twin Falls Times-News reports
The man brought an orange tabby cat with a broken leg to the shelter Nov. 7, where he told veterinarians that he saw a group of juveniles kicking the feline.
But Nov. 14, officers from the Twin Falls police contacted the shelter with information that the man had lied about the alleged attack. In fact, he had accidentally injured the cat when he closed a door on its leg.
Originally, veterinarians believed the damage to the cat's leg was so severe that it required amputation but, following a successful surgery, they were able to save the limb.
When the man dropped the cat off for medical treatment, he signed it over to the shelter.
"What is true is that there is an injured cat with a broken limb. That's where my job starts. It ends with a proper placement of the injured cat," Debbie Blackwood, the shelter's director, told the Times-News