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Reward Offered After Another Animal is Found Burned

source: Front Street Animal Shelter on Facebook

source: Front Street Animal Shelter on Facebook

The City of Sacramento’s animal shelter says the recent case of a severely burned kitten is the latest tortured animal to come to the shelter’s attention.  Gina Knepp with the Front Street shelter says the gray-and-orange-striped cat was found in a man’s driveway last week, soaked in fuel and burned.

The cat has undergone surgery and will need skin grafts.  Knepp says the shelter has received half a dozen dogs with severe burn marks on their backs this year

“Let’s make this stop," says Knepp.  "We see these cases over and over. This kind of evil, deviant, and cruel behavior is not o.k. You can’t live in Sacramento and do this.”

Knepp says people convicted for animal torture crimes in recent years have been sentenced to a total of twenty years in jail.

The Humane Society has issued a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person responsible. 

Front Street Animal Shelter Facebook Page


Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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