The Cleveland Police Department has given an update in the case of the kitten that was burned in Cleveland.
Although the Cleveland Police Department was notified of the incident on Friday, the actual crime took place on Sunday, Oct. 5, at approximately 6:30 p.m. The veterinarian reported to Lieutenant Robert Harbison, over the Criminal Investigations Division of the Cleveland Police Department, that the kitten sustained first-, second- and third-degree burns over 90 percent of the kitten’s body. Officials were also notified that the kitten’s left leg will have to be amputated due to severe injury.
Due to information reported that implicates a group of younger-aged males, the Cleveland Police Department School Resource Officers have been notified.
Several private citizens in and out of the Cleveland area have come forward to contribute to the reward offered by police in hopes of increasing the possibility of someone coming forward with information that will assist in solving this crime. As of Monday, the reward offered is estimated to be over $1,000.
A special account has been opened up for anyone wishing to contribute to the reward. Monies are accepted at the City of Cleveland Municipal Building at 190 Church Street N.E. The account number is 999 110-36735.
Officials are urging the public to come forward with any information regarding this incident. Anyone may call the Cleveland Police Department Tip Line at 423 559-3396.