Cat gets doused with boiling water in viral video, man charged

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Cat Gets Doused With Boiling Water in Viral Video, Man Charged


An animal-lover in Chicago has helped the cat that got doused with boiling water in a video posted to Facebook.

The post, which generated a lot of discussion on social media, appears to show someone baiting a cat to a porch before it's doused with boiling water and flees the area howling.

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On Friday, Chicago police arrested 18-year-old Leon Teague, who faces a felony charge for animal torture and a misdemeanor charge for animal cruelty.

That good Samaritan, Heather Weidmann, found the cat and took it to an animal shelter for medical care. She told the Chicago Tribune it had burns, scabs and singed fur but it remained in "good spirits."

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