Animal Control officers in Sacramento are looking to find the person or people responsible for horribly burning a kitten in south Sacramento.
The kitten was first seen by a man near Manorside Drive near Meadowglen Avenue, near his home. The animal was reportedly seen following someone down the street.
Animal Control says the next day, the same man found the kitten in his driveway, suffering from burns. The man reported a strong smell of gasoline.
It had severe burns to its ears and hind quarter.
The male cat was taken to the South Sacramento Veterinary Hospital for treatment. The man who found the cat paid for its treatment and took it home, but the cat was given to the Front Street Animal Shelter after a few days because its condition wasn’t improving.
The 4-month-old cat, dubbed “Phoenix” by Animal Care Services, is said to be on the road to recovery.
Anyone with information about what may have happened is asked to call Animal Control Officer Dan Torres at (916) 808-5855. The Humane Society has offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.