Santa Rosa, USA: An 18-year-old man from Florida was charged with animal abuse for setting the face of a kitten on fire with a blowtorch.
The incident happened after the man got into an argument with its owner.
18-year-old William Carr is said to have attacked the cat while he painted the house of the kitten’s owner.
An argument broke out between Carr and his employer, who had brought her 2 cats and a baby along with her.
A report by the Santa Rose County’s Sheriff Office, Carr was told to paint inside the house, which led to an argument.
During the argument, Carr said that he will kill the pets of the woman and went on to lung towards one of the cats.
Carr reportedly took a kitten and placed it into a black bucket before using a blow torch to set a cereal box on fire.
He then tossed the burning cardboard into the bucket, which set fire to the poor kitten.
The fire reportedly engulfed the face of the kitten and its head as the fire spread quickly.
Carr is then said to pull the cat to safety.
The kitten suffered singed whiskers.
The owner of the cat, whose identity was not shared with the public, alerted the Santa Rose County’s Sheriff Office, and Carr was charged with felony animal abuse.
Carr was held at the Santa Rosa County Jail.
He was released on a $5,000 bond posted on the same day.
His next court date is yet to be confirmed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.