Burned kitten found in Kensington fighting for its life

April 26, 2013 5:57:17 AM PDT
A four to five week old kitten is fighting for its life Thursday night after someone set it on fire.

A Good Samaritan found the severely injured animal Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia's Kensington section on F Street near McPherson Square Park.

"It was crying when I was picking him up, but when I moved him in the back, he was screaming," Damaris Alcala said.

It's now in the care of veterinarians.

The SPCA says the baby cat has burns over a third of its body.

"It is unusual, whether it's just young kids doing as a prank - what the reason is, I have no idea, but it's pretty horrendous," SPCA spokesman George Bengal said.

Police seized surveillance from a nearby store hoping it can provide clues as to who did this.