Man arrested for pouring gasoline on cat and setting her on fire

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In Montgomery County, Indiana, a 19-year-old surrendered to authorities on Thursday after admitting to pouring gasoline on a cat and setting her on fire. Police arrested Noah Riley on charges of animal cruelty.noah-riley-cat

The cat was discovered on Wednesday evening after having been hogtied tied by a rope near the Crawfordsville Municipal Airport after retired retired firefighter, Steve Wright noticed a flame shoot up from the field and quickly went to the area to investigate. Wright and neighbor Ethan York found the female cat drenched in gasoline. A firecracker laid on top of the bound cat; it had not exploded.

The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County are caring for the cat. On the organization’s Facebook page, Misha Anderson, the director of the AWL put out an initial plea on Thursday morning to help find the culprit responsible for such a heinous act:

“Reaching out for the community’s help . Last night this girl was tied up with rope covered in gas and set of fire. She is fighting for her life as we speak. Here’s how you can help. There were witnesses to this horrible act . We are looking for someone that drives a smaller suv type vehicle silver in color but has front end fenders that are very dark may be black . We also will be starting to raise funds to cover her icu stay.”

According to Fox59News, Riley told police he had seen several media posts concerning the cat and wanted to “get the issue resolved.” A juvenile was also arrested in the case of pouring gasoline on the cat. Riley has been charged with one count of animal cruelty, a Level 6 Felony, and one count of animal cruelty, a Class A Misdemeanor.

As for the sweet cat, it is believed she survived because  landed in a mud puddle which seemed to have slowed down the fire or at the very least dampened her fur.

“Her ears are shriveled. Her fur is gone down to the skin…Your words, thoughts and prayers have helped energize our exhausted staff in this incredibly difficult time. She is a fighter and we will keep fighting for her,” the group posted on Facebook.

A neighbor has already offered to adopt the cat. To help with her medical expenses, please click here.

(Photo of suspect admitting to pouring gasoline on cat courtesy of AWL MC and booking photo)

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47 replies
  1. Theresa says:

    That fucking piece of shit doesn’t deserve to live I like to set him on fire Pour gasoline on his fucking ugly face he looks disturbed

    • Liz B says:

      I agree. And when he is burning–no one will save him. His parents must be so proud to have raised such a disturbed individual.

    • vlad says:

      Nope, there are nicer methods… long ago when Vlad The Impaler (or Vlad Dracula) ruled my country the punishment for bad people was much better: impaling. Thus 3.5-4m wood impales were fixed into ground and a few people would put the convicted one with his bottom onto the top of the impale… and let the gravity to Rule… justice made done in up to 3 days, depending the way the impale would take through the body. For the very few lucky ones it traveled through the anus right to the heart or to the brain, provoking a short death… Sometimes, entire forests of such people (along with their impales) were risen. The method proved to be VERY effective, as the criminality fell to ZERO in the country at that time… maybe it should be revived…

    • Khadija says:

      I agree. I hope someone shoots this creature dead before it can reproduce and create other pieces of shit like itself. They also need to publish its name so that people can pay this creature a visit and maybe knock some sense into what passes for a brain into it’s ugly head.

  2. Yvonne Ray says:

    Everyone who reaches the age of accountability (knowing right from wrong) makes a choice in life to be a child of God or a child of Satan. These people involved with this evil subhuman act are most likely children of Satan who, ironically, will spend eternity in the lake of fire when their evil souls are required of them.

  3. maxiemom says:

    Bastard! So burning her alive wasn’t enough for this evil scumbag? He also wanted to blow her up with a firecracker? Thank heavens Someone was watching out for the cat! In cases like this, where there is no hope for the evil creature who committed the crime, there needs to be ‘an eye for an eye’ justice. That vile filth needs to be punished and die in the same way he tried to kill the cat. How many other victims are out there? For a deed this evil and malicious, this cannot be the first one.

  4. Marissa says:

    And another piece of shit surfaces, what in the name of God do they get out of doing something so heartless and cruel ? Our laws are not harsh enough for this type of crime and as long as these bastards get nothing more then a slap on the hand this will never stop. In the mean time all these animals continue to be tortured, abused and killed in horrible ways. I hope this heartless cold hearted little bastard gets exactly what he deserves and I hope this follows him for the rest of his miserable life.

  5. ellen filoteo says:

    hes a psyco maniac need to be in jail mean eveil person you need to be in jail for the rest of you life CRAZY MANIAC…

  6. Darla says:

    He’s nothing but a spawn of Satan. Set fire to him and let him burn. I’m so glad that Steve Wright noticed the burst of flames – something that a firefighter would see immediately and know what it was.

  7. Wendy says:

    We demand justice for the innocent and voiceless..What a pathethic excuse for a human being..This is what a piece of shit coward looks like..May you burn in hell…

  8. Cathy Rolley says:

    I agree with all of you.Our laws need to be a lot harsher.usually these sadistic people start off with poor helpless animals and move on people.The minute they do something so cruel they should be locked up for good no second chances.If someone hadn’t seen him the poor cat wouldn’t have been taken to the vet.Did he give that cat a second chance,No he doesn’t deserve any second.chances.You are a coward.Only a coward would do something like this to an innocent animal.You did something so evil and cruel I don’t know how you can look at yourself in the mirror.I’m praying for this poor cat to make it and Thank you to the kind people who care about the cat.What can we do to make our laws tougher.I bet if they gave the same punishment that the poor animals have to suffer some of these people might think twice.I’m praying for little kitty.Please keep us updated.

    • Bev Woodburn says:

      I am absolutely sickened by the unimaginable animal torturing atrocities comitted against precious and innocent animals. The vile and evil animal torturing psychopathic depraved monsters must be tortured to death and made to suffer in agony the same as their defenceless and innocent victims endured. These punishment must be introduced into the Animal Protection Laws. This is the only way that these animal torturing psychopathic monster will stop their sadism and evilness. They are sick pos garbage and gutless monsters who can only torture the innocent and voicless because these precious innocent and helpless sentient beings can’t fight back.
      If I could get to this monster I would set this evil bastard on fire and let him burn in hell.

  9. Joyce A King says:

    They need to douse those monsters in gasoline and light them on fire, so they can feel the pain and torture they inflicted on that poor cat. And what’s more, they need to televise it, so all the future abusers can see what might happen to them if they hurt animals.

  10. Tim Brady says:

    I hope this piece of shit gets whats coming to him,if he goes to jail hope he gets buttfuked daily,when he gets out I hope people who know of this give his low life ass street justice befitting the crime

    • Cathy Rolley says:

      I agree they need to give all these people who purposely do cruel things to innocent animals, the torture they deserve and video it and then ask them if they still think it is funny or cool to hurt an animal.These people are nothing but cowards.

  11. louise brophy says:

    Nasty vile piece of shit needs the same doing to him as do all those that are cruel and torture animals the punishment should fit the crime then the bastards wouldn’t do it again.

  12. PurpleReign says:

    This poor cat has died from her burns. Please advocate that he is punished to the full extent of the law and there is no plea deal!!!

  13. Bev Woodburn says:

    All of us caring and compassionate people world wide who care for the precious and innocent animals need to take the punishment of these psychopathic depraved vile and evil animal torturing monsers into our own hands and eradicate everyone of these vile and evil animal torturing monsters from our planet earth. Making sure these vile and evil monsters suffer in agony the same as their defenceless and innocent victims endured. Then these animal torturing monsters will not be able to torture another innocent and precious sentiet being again. Just kill them all. The filth of our planet.


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