Police in Vermont are investigating a case of animal cruelty after a pet cat was recently found hanging from a tree in Burlington.
Authorities said the cat, which belonged to a loving family and was named Tiki, was found Nov. 1 near the dog park off of Starr Farm Road.
A cash reward up to $500 is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call Burlington Police 802-658-2700.
Tiki's family said the 8-year-old cat was affectionate, playful and loved being outside.
"He'd walk up to anybody, totally trusting and loving, and just let you do pretty much whatever you wanted to him. Pick him up and hold him, you could," Tiki's owner Frank Rosamilia said. "There's not a kid in our neighborhood woh hasn't stopped by, looking for him."