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Cat dies after being tossed into fire by Darlington County teen boy, police say

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Elizabeth the cat. (Source: Darlington Humane Society) Elizabeth the cat. (Source: Darlington Humane Society)
DARLINGTON, S.C. -

A cat that was severely burned died Tuesday after undergoing more than a week of treatment in an intensive care veterinary facility, officials say.

Darlington County Humane Society officials say the cat, named "Elizabeth," was thrown into an open pit fire by a 13-year-old boy sometime in mid-November.

"Elizabeth touched SO MANY lives and we are all SO GRATEFUL for each and every one of you for supporting her," wrote  Susan Blakeney, from the Darlington County Humane Society.

"It should not have ended this way for this sweet girl. She deserved better."

Darlington County Sheriff's Office investigators say an incident report was filed in the matter on Nov. 15, several days after the alleged incident occurred.

Humane Society officials say a man brought Elizabeth into the shelter, saying that the teen threw her into the fire.

Officials say the cat had burns to more than 70 percent of her body.

"Since I've been here, that's about the worst that I've seen. We've seen some pretty bad wounds or animals being hit by cars, but on a scale of 1 to 10, I would definitely say that this is a 10," Darlington County Shelter Manager, Tyrone Baker said on Monday.

Elizabeth the cat was on pain medication and was receiving antibiotics to stave off a possible infection. Elizabeth died early Tuesday morning.

"Our hearts are just breaking over the loss of this sweet girl that we had ALL rallied around from near and far. She was not alone when she passed as the vet was right by her side,"  Blakeney wrote on Facebook.

"Elizabeth fought a very hard battle and she was valiant and loving to the end. When we heard from the vet this morning, the vet's voice was cracking over the phone line. She went on to say that up until the very end she was still loving and head butting and giving it her all as a pet. In the end, the complications to her extensive injuries were simply too much for her to overcome."

To honor Elizabeth, the group is creating "Elizabeth's Fund" to help cover emergency medical expenses.

"We have been forced in the past to not take on all of our medical emergencies due to lack of funds. While Elizabeth is no longer with us, she will continue to give the gift of life to others in need. She will not have died in vain. She will be remembered and will continue her life saving work from above," Blakeney wrote.

Darlington County investigators say their investigation into the incident is ongoing and say that any potential charges would come at the conclusion of their investigation into the case.

A website has been set up for folks to donate money for her care.   (Warning: The site contains images of the burned cat that are very disturbing. Please use discretion when viewing.)

 

 

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