Philadelphia – The Humane Society of the United States is hoping the $5,000 reward they’re offering will bring forth the information needed to identify, arrest, and convict the person or persons responsible for the horrific act of cruelty to a 4-5 week old kitten.
The male kitten, now named Justin, was found set on fire on April 25 on F and Clearfield Streets, near McPherson Square Park, in the Kensington section of Philly.
The good samaritan, Damaris Alcala, who found the injured kitten stated:
“He was crying when I was picking him up, but when I moved him in the back, he was screaming.”
Justin was burned on over one-third of his body, mostly on his head and back. He was transferred from the PSPCA to Animal Alliance of NJ, and is now receiving vet care at Crown Veterinary Specialists in Lebanon, NJ.
According to 6 abc.com, surveillance cameras have been seized to hopefully provide clues to help identify the person(s) involved.
It is unfathomable that anyone would be heartless enough to do this to an innocent animal, but thankfully, with the wonderful care he is receiving, Justin is expected to make a full recovery.
If anyone has information, please report it to the PSPCA Anti-Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA so that whoever is responsible for this can be prosecuted.
Our thanks to Animal Alliance of New Jersey, Crown Veterinary Hospital, and HSUS.
Donations toward his extensive vet bills can be made here. Please reference it is for Justin.
Watch ABC news video here.
Click here to visit Animal Alliance of NJ’s Facebook page for updates on Justin.
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