SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento animal control officers are investigating another case of abuse after a cat was found hanging from a tree Wednesday morning.

The cat was found hanged with a noose about 25 feet up a tree in the front yard of a house on the corner of Gardendale and 29th Street.

According to neighbors interviewed, the cat was a stray that was previously being cared for by someone who recently moved from the area.

The cat torture follows a case last week in which a 4-month-old puppy was doused with an accelerant and set on fire in the worst case of animal cruelty Sacramento’s animal control manager has ever seen.

Gina Knepp said animal control officers responded to the horrific scene Jan. 2 at Calvados Avenue and Oakmont Street off Del Paso Boulevard in north Sacramento. The burns had scored off the puppy’s nose and fused her eyes shut. She was still asleep but had to be euthanized because of the extent of her injuries.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Chief Animal Control Officer Daniel Torres at (916) 808-5855. The Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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