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PSPCA: $2,000 Reward Offered In Cat Set On Fire Case

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information identifying two men wanted for questioning in the case of a cat set on fire in Olney.

According to the PSPCA, an eyewitness saw a cat in flames running down 3rd Street towards Wellens Avenue at about 9:25 a.m. Sunday morning.

The eyewitness told the PSPCA she saw two men at the intersection and heard one of the men saying, “I put a lot of fluid on it.”

The male cat was found in the 300 block of W. Welens Avenue.  It suffered severe burns and is being treated at the PSPCA shelter hospital. The PSPCA says the cat was microchipped and the owner was identified as a family living about 10 blocks away who had reported their cat missing in the late summer.

A local store surveillance camera captured two men matching the eyewitness’ description.

One man is described as a tall, thin, Black or Latino male in his early to mid-twenties wearing a red hoodie.

A second man is described as a short, stocky, Black or Latino male in his early to mid-twenties wearing a grey hoodie.

A $2000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this act.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement team at 866-601-SPCA.

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