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Courtesy Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control

Kitten tortured with fireworks, official says

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control

FORT WAYNE – A kitten was found badly burned on the city's northwest side, and the director of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control said it is likely that fireworks were attached to her tail.

Belinda Lewis described this as a "horrendous" case of animal cruelty and is asking for the public's help.

She issued a video Wednesday of the kitten, which was recovered Tuesday in the 4500 block of Foxgrove Avenue in a neighborhood on the city's far northwest side, near U.S. 33 and the intersection of West Washington Center and Hugenard roads.

The video shows the kitten's badly burned paw pads and that her whiskers were burned off. She has several bad ulcerations.

Lewis said a rubber band was found on the kitten's tail and that it is likely how the fireworks were attached.

Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Care and Control at 427-1244 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.