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Photo of the kitten provided by Placer SPCA.


Placer SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information after a kitten was found mutilated in Roseville.

The kitten was found in the bushes near Vernon Street and Inglis Way back on July 9 by a Good Samaritan. That person then immediately took the kitten to the Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital, after seeing the condition of the cat.

Vets found that the kitten’s ears had been chopped off, only to be glued on the tips in order to stop the bleeding. The cat’s whiskers also looked to have been burned off.

The kitten is now under the care of Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with vets being “cautiously optimistic” about its recovery. Dr. Barb Jones, PSPCA’s Director of Veterinary Services, notes that the kitten may still be in shock from the whole ordeal and still needs to be hand fed.

“The person(s) responsible for this need to be found, in my opinion they are dangerous not only to animals but potentially to people,” said PSPCA’s Chief Executive Officer Leilani Fratis in a statement.

Anyone with information about who may have done this is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (916) 783-7867, or you can leave a tip at

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