Boy who set cat on fire in Bremerton sentenced to year in detention

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old Bremerton boy who set a cat on fire in October was sentenced to a year to 14 months in the state juvenile rehabilitation system.

The Kitsap Sun reports that the judge who sentenced the boy Monday said he posed too much of a danger to receive treatment in the community.

The cat, named Oreo Van Gogh for his black-and-white coloration and clipped ear, was found Oct. 3 near Bremerton High School.

The cat had been set on fire but was alive and suffering. Oreo was euthanized by a vet.

Bremerton police released surveillance video of a person walking near the scene and tips led officers to the teen, who confessed. He pleaded guilty Oct. 29 to a felony animal cruelty charge.