Instagram’s famous cat named Ponzu, who had amassed more than 33,000 fans online, has recently died when a boy accidentally tripped on its leash.
The incident occurred in at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park on April 4 when the cat’s owner Chanan Aksornnan, 34, was walking Ponzu along with her other pets – a dog, a bird, and another fur ball in the park when a boy allegedly tripped on Ponzu’s leash and injured him.
The owner of the feline said that the boy was with the family which began arguing instead of offering an apology or being remorseful.
“The argument escalated into a physical assault. I got punched and kicked by three women,” said Aksornnan. The police officials confirmed the pet owner was allegedly kicked and punched by Evelyn Serrano, 42, resulting in cuts and bruises. Serrano was later arrested after she fled the scene.
Arksornnan’s boyfriend who was accompanying her in the park was also severely injured during the brawl.
Later, through a post on social media, Arksornnan revealed that her cat Ponzu died on the spot after suffering from a heart condition and injuries, while her three surviving pets suffered from trauma.
The 3-year-old Ponzu became the Internet star after the videos featuring its unlikely friendship with parrot and dog became viral.