Feline Harmed At Festival

Two people have been charged with animal cruelty after a kitten was doused with alcohol and burned at a country music festival but there’s a happy ending.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police reportedly received a complaint concerning animal abuse at a campsite inside the Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan July 16, according to The Canadian Press.        

When the police arrived, they found an injured kitten, which was taken to the TM’z Veterinary Clinic in Lumsden. The clinic posted an update saying the kitten’s body suffered burns but overall was doing well.

The festival posted a Facebook video that stated the kitten had been named Jamboree and is now the festival’s official mascot.

“We’re extremely disappointed that one of our fans would stoop so low,” festival spokeswoman Kim Blevins told CBC News. “I think it was someone that made an incredibly bad decision. We don’t condone any sort of violence against people or animals.”

 A man and a boy have been charged with causing injury and distress to an animal under the Animal Protection Act. Their names have not been released. They are scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19.

 Acts that performed at this year’s event included Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Alabama and Kacey Musgraves.