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Kitten Doused in Gas

Posted on Jun 26, 2009 - 7:36 AM
Times Argus

Article published Jun 25, 2009

Kitten doused in gas

BARRE Staff at the Central Vermont Humane Society are looking for anyone with information about a 7-month-old kitten that was found off Graniteville Road and had been doused in gasoline.

The black and white male kitten was brought into the shelter by a person who found the animal outside his home. The person had given the kitten one bath to try and remove the gasoline, but the Humane Society staff bathed the kitten repeatedly, as well.

A veterinarian checked the kitten for respiratory distress, which can be caused by gasoline. Staff said they believe the kitten was intentionally doused because the gasoline had come from above the animal and the quantity was too large to indicate that the kitten had simply walked under a car leaking gas.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Humane Society at 476-3811 ext. 32.

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