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Cat Dies from Injuries After Being Sprayed with Hot Asphalt

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A homeowner's cat that was intentionally sprayed with hot asphalt by a paving crew last week reportedly died from his injuries on Monday.

It was last Wednesday when Pat Jock's cat, Ricky, was found covered in the sticky tar in apparent distress and was taken to the Doddridge Animal Clinic. Ricky had to be shaved, revealing severe burns all over its body.

Since the incident, Ricky was refusing to eat or drink.

Jock's neighbor, Linda Emmord, had hired a crew claiming to work for a company called Blacktop Paving out of Mesquite, Texas, to work on the driveway at her home on Jarvis Street. It is believed that the crew intentionally sprayed Ricky with the hot asphalt. Emmord tried to track down the company, but could night find a working phone number.

On Friday, the Corpus Christi Police Department reported that they are working on locating the company responsible, and that if the case could be proven, the company could be charged with a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.

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