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Police seek person who set cat on fire in Long Beach

February 24, 2011 |  9:03 pm

Long Beach police are seeking help in identifying the person who set a cat on fire Sunday morning.

Responding to a call at 11:15 a.m., police found the badly burned cat, its fur still smoldering, in the 1100 block of Daisy Avenue. Officers took the animal to an emergency veterinary hospital, where it was examined and euthanized.

The cat, a young adult, appeared to be predominantly dark gray or black, had white hind feet and a white face patch.

Anyone with information should call Long Beach Police Det. David Ternullo at (562) 570-7657. Tips can also be submitted via text or e-mail on the department website, www.longbeach.gov/police, or directly to Tipsoft, www.tipsoft.com.

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