SPCA: Kitten ‘intentionally burned’ in Kensington

This kitten was found burned in Kensington. Credit: Pennsylvania SPCA
This kitten was found burned in Kensington.
Credit: Pennsylvania SPCA

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says someone intentionally burned a kitten found this week in Philadelphia’s Kensington section.

The SPCA is seeking the public’s help identifying the individual, or individuals, responsible for burning the kitten.

“This is a horrendous act of cruelty to inflict on a helpless animal,” PSPCA law enforcement director George Bengal said.

The kitten, believed to be 4 or 5 weeks old, was found injured on the 3100 block of F Street, near McPherson Square Park. It had burns over 1/3 of its body, primarily near its head and on its back.

The SPCA is obtaining a search warrant to obtain video footage from a local business to aid its investigation.

The SPCA urges anyone with information to call its Anti-Cruelty Hotline at 866-601-SPCA.



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