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Reward for arrest in cat burning

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The NYPD is asking for the public's help in finding the person who severely burned a cat in Brooklyn.

Police say a resident of the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant found the stray tabby on the 12th floor stairwell last month.

The cat has been living inside the building.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 718 250-4400.

The group determined that an accelerant had been used to set the cat on fire. The cat was sent to North Shore Animal League where it's recovering.

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