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Boy Cited After Allegedly Hanging Cat From Tree in Burlington, Vermont

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A 13-year-old boy has been cited after allegedly hanging a cat from a tree in Vermont.

Tiki, a pet cat, was found Nov. 1 hanging from a tree in Burlington near the dog park off Starr Farm Road.

The boy, who police did not name, is also accused of killing a chicken in the same area. Additionally, he allegedly kicked a classmate in the face at his school.

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."

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