ROSEVILLE, CA - After a maimed kitten was found in the bushes of a south Roseville neighborhood, the SPCA offered an additional $1,000 reward to help find the suspect.
A Good Samaritan found the kitten last week, on July 9, while walking along Vernon Street, near Inglis Way, Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis said. The kitten was rushed to Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital to get treatment for his injuries.
Vets outlined the kitten's injuries: each ear was chopped off - glue was used to stop the bleeding; the whiskers appeared to be burned off.
After getting treatment, the kitten was taken to the Placer SPCA and placed in the care of a vet, Fratis said. The doctor said the kitten is still in shock and requires hand feeding and careful monitoring.
"The person(s) responsible for this need to be found, in my opinion they are dangerous not only to animals, but potentially to people," Fratis said. "We know there is a direct correlation between animal abuse and the propensity for violence toward people."
The Placer SPCA offered the $1,000 reward in hopes to get a tip that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information about the kitten is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 916-783-7867 or submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at www.roseville.ca.us/police and selecting "Submit a Tip" from the menu on the left; or text a tip to 274637 ("Crimes") and start the tip with the word "Roseville".