I am SO MAD RIGHT NOW. My neighbors have a little black cat, Peace Pants. I was sitting in my room with the windows open when I heard someone yell from out front, "I'm going to rip those claws off, !" As I ran out to see what it was (my house is pretty in the woods, so no one ever is really out here), RIGHT THERE AS I WAS WATCHING, there were 3 kids and one was holding peace Pants by his tail. Another one pulled out a lighter and lit his right back leg on fire. I cannot believe how luck it was that when they let go of him, he ran right to me. I pulled off my sweatshirt and used it to kill the fire. Then I ran after them and am pleased to say I think I knocked out one of their teeth. And gave another a pretty gash on the side of their face. Anyway, they ran, and I looked over the cat. He wasn't burned that badly. There was a small part of his ankle that looked pretty nasty, but I used cold water to cool him down okay. He still had his (charred) fur except in that spot. I took him back home to his horrified owners and now my knuckles are throbbing and I'm trying to figure out a way to tell my mom why my sweatshirt has scorch marks on it. But, seriously, I am just so so mad. Why would they do that to an innocent animal? I wish I knew who they were so I could call the cops. My high school is pretty small so if they went there I would have at least recognized their faces.