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Woman arrested after setting cat on fire and uploading video to Facebook

By Mason White 4:51 PM October 27, 2013
Burned cat illustration 

By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after Facebook users alerted authorities to the woman’s cruel act of animal abuse.

Monica Pauline Ferreri, 27, of California, proudly showed off her act of cruelty as she set her cat’s tail on fire.

She took photos and a video of herself doing so and posted it on Facebook.

An animal control officer received a tip about the incident from a Facebook user in Boston, Massachusetts, which lead to Ferreri’s arrest.

After uploading the photo to Facebook it received three “likes”. One of the woman’s friends wrote “You’re awesome.”
“Please explain to me how this is supposed to be funny in any way,” Katie Lenart wrote.

“The cat isn’t set on fire, it is a bit of her fur. Chill,” Monica Ferreri, the cat’s owner responded.

“Oh, so if someone were to set your hair on fire and laugh about it, would you also say it is only your hair. It is unfortunate that people like you can own animals,” Lenart replied.

Animal Control officer arrested Ferreri at her workplace.

The cat, which is 15-years-old, is now being cared for by animal control officers in Redlands. The cat is expected to make a full recovery.