Brave Cat Who Survived Being Set on Fire Deserves Justice

Target: Andrew M. Gregson, District Attorney for Randolph County, North Carolina

Goal: Capture and punish the person who poured an accelerant on a cat and set her on fire.

A cat endured terrible agony when she was intentionally set on fire. She is the second local cat to have been tortured in this way, and many fear she may not be the last. Demand justice for this innocent animal.

“I couldn’t fathom how she was still walking. And as badly as she was burned, she still tried to love on me and still was purring,” stated Amy Johnson, an Asheboro resident. She rescued the cat, dubbed Cinderella, from a patch of bushes and immediately sought out veterinary care when she discovered the extensive injuries. A thorough exam showed torched hair, peeling skin, and a hole on the poor animal’s side that went straight through her body. Investigators believe that the perpetrator poured a flammable substance on Cinderella before setting her on fire.

Cinderella is recovering at a foster home and she is expected to survive. Randolph County authorities are investigating, but they have no suspects yet. Sign below to demand that the person responsible be prosecuted and punished.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear District Attorney Gregson,

Someone is setting cats on fire in Randolph county. Two felines were burned on or around the same day, indicating that this is a repeat offender. I demand justice for these innocent animals.

Cinderella lives every day in discomfort after she was doused in an accelerant and set on fire. The approximately 2-year-old cat suffered scorched hair, peeling skin, and a hole that went straight through the side of her body. Even so, she continued to wander the streets of Asheboro in an attempt to ease her endless pain. Thankfully, Cinderella has received treatment and she is expected to survive. However, at least one other local cat suffered similar horrific burns and had to be euthanized.

The person responsible for this cruelty is dangerous and they must be punished before any more innocent animals suffer. I demand that you prosecute them and seek the maximum penalty possible.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sarah Hodges


97 Comments

  1. Jose Espino says:

    When someone like this goes to court, the first thing that happens is a reaction from the judge concidering the hearing a waste of time just for a cat. That’s problem one. Then if it gets a little hotter for them, their lawyer will probably get them off on some sort of legal bullshit, that is if they are not kids which will probably get comunity hours or a mentally disturbed person who will be sent to psychiatric ward with some pills to keep them vegetized. Those are some of the reasons why a God’d creature has to endure such brutal treatment from human scums like these. Now, if you were to get a red hot iron and brand the words “I should be good to animals” right on their butt they would be forever constantly reminded, which is a good thing.

    • Trish Walker says:

      I just LOVE your suggestion.
      But – maybe across their foreheads would be better.
      That way it’s there for all to see. Forever.

      And, having sad experience with animal abuse investigation, when it came to cats, that was the predominate sentiment. “Oh, it’s just a cat”.
      Or “Boys will be boys”. Made my stomach turn.
      IF it was reported at all.

    • Julie Jenkins says:

      Brilliant idea should do it for all animal abusers

    • I agree this lovely cat I am glad she survived,I cannot fathom why anyone would want to hurt any animals that are friendly or innocent or any animal what so ever..A red hot poker should be inserted up the bum,that’s what some poor souls had in ancient times for less than this.

    • Becky Beck says:

      Love your idea!!!!

  2. Nadine Brundage says:

    Just find this sick piece of shit and exterminate the creature. A normal human does not commit such abuse. Scum like them are beyond help, so get rid of them before it’s too late. They wont be missed.

    • Totally agree with everyone. Please people keep your cats inside and safe and this won’t happen. Cats should never go outside only in a catio pen.Glad Cinderella will be ok.

  3. E Romano says:

    This is a sadist that needs to be off the streets. There was an incident I read about regarding a man pouring scalding hot water over a cat that did get jail time and while in jail some animal loving inmates made sure this person wore adult diapers for over 4 months. Street justice. If the law doesn’t step up and keeps such individuals on the street, they make it so that every living being needs to watch their back.

    • I love knowing that “people” like this get caught by Bubbas in prison. we have a local prison in Michigan City, Indiana that has an agreement with a local cat shelter to allow the inmates to have a pet cat. anybody who hurts an inmate’s pet gets the beating of his life. they will give up their own food to buy food for their cat.

  4. JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL HERE!! That is “Punish to Fit this Vile, Barbaric, Crime!!!” We need Real Laws to do this and really protect animals. They MUST BE found ASAP!! Swift Violent Karma, is needed for these low life degenerates, now!!~

    • joanne bradley says:

      Exactly the punishment needs to fit the crime, there is someone out there who knows who did this and it must be reported before more animals suffer the same fate This sick twisted psycho must be caught, they deserve to feel the same pain that they caused this innocent animal. Hope karma catches up with this vile subhuman ..

  5. Please find the sick person who is doing this. Set this person on fire and let them burn in HELL!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. DID THEY CHECK FOR VIDEOS IN THE AREA? SOMEONE KNOWS WHO DID THIS THEY MUST GO TO AUTHORITIES NOW.

    SO GLAD THAT CINDERELLA IS DOING WELL BUT WE THE PUBLIC DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THIS HORRIBLE ACT OF ABUSE AND TORTURE.

    FIND THE MONSTER WHO IS DOING THIS AND SEVERELY PUNISH THEM!!

  7. Kim Rogers says:

    How bout when you find the SOB KILL IT by setting it on fire and don’t put it out….anyone that hurts or kills an animal deserves DEATH same way.

  8. I am absolutely sick to death of people who allow their cats to roam and be caught by assholes. I understand a pet can get loose accidentally. but these jerks who open the door and let their cat out to try to save itself from abusers are just as guilty as the abuser and don’t deserve the cat at all.

    • We can argue your point, but NO WAY is the owner as guilty as the torturer!!! They are evil SOBs whose hate for animals and the norms of society is on an entirely different level. They are toxic and would be better done away with than incarcerated.

  9. Anne Steph says:

    There is no excuse or justification for animal cruelty – people are always the problem, not the animal, and in this case NC has a budding serial killer on its way for this is the action of a psychopath.

  10. An animal abuser not apprehended by the good ol’ boys down south, how unusual! Some things never change. These savages need to be taken seriously.

  11. Diana DeVille says:

    As a cat “mom” I am absolutely outraged by this. If it were up to me, I’d find this SOB and drag him or her by their hair to the nearest post and burn them at the stake. However, since animal abusers are afforded way too generous rights in the US, DA Gregson, you need to know that animal cruelty is a FELONY on the federal level and it MUST be punished as such. Enough of this slap on the hand, “oh, it’s just an animal” crap. Lock these psychopaths up so they can never harm another living being. If you don’t do your job, then someone will find this pathetic excuse for a human and give them proper justice.

  12. I HOPE SOME RUNS HIM DOWN AND THEN SETS HIM ON FIRE.

  13. IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE OR LETHAL INJECTION FOR DESENSITIZED, DEHUMANIZED, PARANOID AND PSYCHOPATHIC TORTURERS WHO ENJOY INFLICTING HORRIFIC PAIN AND SUFFERING ON DEFENSELESS, INNOCENT AND TRUSTING INTELLIGENT CREATURES. THIS TYPE OF HUMAN DEVIL MONSTERS SHOULD NEVER WALK THE EARTH AGAIN AFTER COMMITTING SUCH HORRIFYING AND SADISTIC CRIMES!

  14. Sherry Norris says:

    Disgusting malicious monster need to be found and given the maximum penalty!!!

  15. JORGE LESCANO says:

    Death penalty for the bastard killer(s), find him/them! Justice for Cinderella!. Prayers for her. Justice for the other cat, too. +RIP

  16. this jerk must be found & set on fire … then go to jail forever & pay hefty fines that go to animal protection.

  17. Kathy S Khoshfahm says:

    Andy – While the perpatrator of this crime will probably never be caught, we ask that you prosecute to the fullest extent allowed under North Carolina law all animal abuse cases that cross your desk. The Animal Kingdom has just as much right as we do to live their lives in peace on this planet, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans. Please show the world that Randolph County, North Carolina WILL NOT TOLERATE animal abuse and murder!

  18. Find the sick freak that did this — pour plenty of gasoline on it and burn it till it is ashes — it does NOT deserve to live

  19. Susan Budde says:

    I hope the human sewage that did this is caught and somebody sets him on fire. But he needs to die because he is too dapraved and dangerous to remain in society.

  20. So so so sad knowing that exists people like this useless being…What else to say about it? From which kind of education do they come from? None!!!! That is the point…Put this lost being in jail seriously for long long time…Finally let this SOB drink scalding water…

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