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Outrage after kitten doused in gasoline, set on fire

August 22, 2013|By Fox 40

A 4-month-old kitten is struggling to survive after being intentionally doused with gasoline and set on fire in Sacramento, authorities said.

A $5,000 reward has been established to help catch those involved.

“This was not an accident,” said Gina Knepp, manager of the Front Street shelter in Sacramento. “The vet who treated him … they had to bathe him because the smell of fuel was so strong.”

The kitten was found in a South Sacramento neighborhood. Resident Hector Munoz was leaving for work when he discovered the kitten in his driveway and immediately took him for help.

 “I wanted to take care of the cat because I was so affected on how the cat was wounded,”  Munoz told Fox 40.


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