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Veterinarian wants answers after kitten badly burned

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DEER PARK, Wash. -

A tiny kitten has been the target of a senseless crime. Now officers and a Deer Park veterinarian are searching for answers.

The injured kitten was brought into Hometown Animal Hospital in Deer Park a few weeks ago. The kitten was less than a year old, and the people who brought it in said they didn't know what happened, only that it had been burned.

Dr. Miriam Dreewes and her staff did everything they could to save it, and have been taking care the kitten they named Phoenix around the clock. Based on its injuries, Dr. Dreewes told KHQ she believes someone tied a burning object to Phoenix's tail.

She reported the abuse to SCRAPS, but her focus has been on nursing Phoenix back to health. The kitten continues to heal, but she still has a long road ahead of her.

SCRAPS told KHQ they are looking into what happened and the investigation is ongoing.

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