The New Britain Police Department are investigating a case of animal cruelty after resident found a badly burned cat.
A dead cat was found in the middle of Bingham Street on Thursday afternoon. Police said the animal was badly burned on a large part of its body.
“The cat was just completely burned up 80-90 percent, completely charred,” said eyewitness Sylvia Marotta, who found the animal near her home.
Marotta said she went into the street with a bag retrieved the cat’s body and brought it to the side of the road.
After making the disturbing discovery, Marotta said she put the animal into a bag and into the trash. Marotta said she took pictures of the dead cat and called police.
Police said the New Britain Police Animal Control Division is actively investigating the case “as a serious animal cruelty incident.”
“I wishing karma would come back to the people who did this,” Marotta said.
Police advised Marotta to take precautions with her own pets.
“They advised me to keep my cat in the house for a few days and they said they would look into,” Marotta said.
Marotta, who has a cat of her own named Toby, said the incident is infuriating.
"If you did this to an animal, something that has no voice, something should happen to them,” Marotta said.
The cat was last seen on Wednesday, April 13. The animal was sent to the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory for testing.
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the New Britain Police Department at 860- 826-3000.
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