A young cat in Port Orchard, Washington, who was bound with duct tape and burned alive early Friday morning is recovering from her injuries. On Saturday, October 19, KOMO 4 News reported that the young cat, who was found in the Orchard Heights Neighborhood of South Kitsap, is lucky to be alive.
According to the Kitsap Humane Society, a worker at Cedar Creek Animal Hospital brought the cat in after a neighbor found the injured feline near her home. Veterinarians found that the little cat's wounds were superficial.
"She's lucky," said Dr. Mike Alberts, the pet clinic owner. "She's recovering and was up and moving around Friday evening."
(1) A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized in law, he or she intentionally
(a) inflicts substantial pain on,
(b) causes physical injury to, or
(c) kills an animal by a means causing undue suffering, or forces a minor to inflict unnecessary pain, injury, or death on an animal.
(2) A person is guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree when, except as authorized by law, he or she, with criminal negligence, starves, dehydrates, or suffocates an animal and as a result causes:
(a) Substantial and unjustifiable physical pain that extends for a period sufficient to cause considerable suffering; or
The maximum penalty for animal cruelty charges is a $10,000 fine and up to five years in jail.
If you have information about this case, please contact the Kitsap Humane Society at 360 692 6977.
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