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UPDATE: $1K reward offered in kitten set on fire

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CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Cleveland Police were notified on October 10 that a kitten had been set on fire, but the actual crime took place on Sunday, October 5, around 6:30 p.m.  

A lieutenant with the Cleveland Police Department was told by a veterinarian that the kitten sustained 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 90% of the kitten's body. 

Investigators tell Channel 3 that the kitten's left leg will have to be amputated due to severe injury and that information reported implicates a group of younger aged males, the Cleveland Police Department School Resource Officers have been notified. 

Several private citizens in and out of the Cleveland area have come forward to contribute to the reward offered by police in hopes of increasing the possibility of someone coming forward with information that will assist in solving this crime

Cleveland Police have estimated a reward over $1,000 contributed by several private citizens in and out of the Cleveland area has been offered. 

A special account has been opened up for anyone wishing to contribute to the reward. Contributions can be accepted at the City of Cleveland Municipal Building located at 190 Church Street N.E. The account number is 999 110-36735. 

Police urge the public to come forward with any information regarding this incident and to call the Cleveland Police Department Tip Line at 423-559-3396


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The Cleveland Police Department was notified Friday morning about an 8-week old kitten that had been set on fire. 

The incident was originally reported to the Bradley County Sheriff's Office, however, since the incident occurred within the city limits, the Criminal Investigations Division began to follow up on it. 

The case has been assigned to a Criminal Investigations detective for further investigation. 

The Cleveland Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime. 

If you have any information call Lt. Robert Harbison 423.559.3396.
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