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Posted at 7:48 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Cat set afire in Baltimore

By The Baltimore Sun

Officials at Baltimore's animal shelter say they are caring for a cat that was intentionally doused with lighter fluid and set on fire.

Sherry Seibel, a veterinarian at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, says the cat lost her ears and received third- and fourth-degree burns.

But she says the cat is healing well, eating well and taking care of her three kittens.

Officials at the animal shelter say they were told by police that the cat was set on fire intentionally. A police spokesman says the department is investigating a case involving a juvenile burning a cat on Jan. 8.

By The Baltimore Sun  | January 31, 2011; 7:48 AM ET
Categories:  Animal Stories, Baltimore  
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Shoot the person behind a building. Before shooting him, cut off his manhood.

Posted by: jckdoors | January 31, 2011 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Nah, too quick a death- douse him in lighter fluid and burn him.

Posted by: 10bestfan | January 31, 2011 8:59 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure he is a misunderstood individual who grew up in a harsh environment and never had a chance. On second thought, burn him.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | January 31, 2011 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Why assume it was a him ... she's a witch , burn her.

Posted by: anitguy | January 31, 2011 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Anyone that would do that, would eventually do it to a person.

Posted by: PZ007 | January 31, 2011 9:42 AM | Report abuse

GIVE ME IMMUNITY FOR MY ACTIONS AND LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES IN A ROOM WITH THE PERPETRATOR. IGUARANTEE, THEY WILL FEEL PAIN MUCH WORSE THAN THAT KITTY.

Posted by: pburton1 | January 31, 2011 10:21 AM | Report abuse

More than likely, if caught, the offender will be let go because it is society's fault. That's how this sort of thing always goes.

Posted by: vathinker1 | January 31, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Step one for serial killers.

Posted by: jckdoors | January 31, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I think that POS person should be doused and burned him or herself..What kind of freak does that?..next step to people.. Just take care of that POS now.... Glad the cat is being loved and will be OK..and we know will end up in a loving home...

Posted by: bikker59 | January 31, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Hide yo kids, hide yo cat.

Posted by: Claire12 | January 31, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I'll adopt the cat and its' kittens. Freaking useless little coward. I agree with Claire12 and everybody else who said it's the first action by a cowardly, useless, spineless little sociopath.

Problem is, I was going to say I agreed with torturing the coward, but it would bring me down to his/her level. Though I at least would feel regret on some level afterwards...

Posted by: JustSaying1945 | January 31, 2011 1:34 PM | Report abuse

And I don't even LIKE cats!

Posted by: JustSaying1945 | January 31, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Sad.

Posted by: lulu202 | January 31, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

So, the police should be looking in the sh!++!er parts of the city (which isn't saying much, given Baltimore), almost certainly for a juvenile male. I'm guessing no father around, mother probably unemployed, has several siblings, not a drug user but probably surrounded by it. If they find the kid, they should just do the world a favor, save some time, and shoot him immediately. Once the kid hits 16, he's gonna join a gang, if he hasn't already, and start bangin. Probably a good shot at becoming a serial killer.

Posted by: whorton1 | January 31, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse


I would happily personally strangle that ghetto punk perp, no questions asked.

Posted by: kenk33 | January 31, 2011 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Another serial killer in training. I hope they incarcerate or commit the kid before he starts on people.

And I'm glad the cat is getting such good care.

Posted by: Itzajob | January 31, 2011 6:23 PM | Report abuse

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