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Mango, recovering from burns, dies in animal sanctuary

Mango, a calico cat, was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire. Mango was burned over 70 percent of her body, and died May 17th. (Marci Stenberg/Merced Sun-Star/MCT)
Mango, a calico cat, was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire. Mango was burned over 70 percent of her body, and died May 17th. (Marci Stenberg/Merced Sun-Star/MCT) Marci Stenberg/Merced Sun-Star/MCT

Mango, the cat that was doused with lighter fluid and set on fire on April 20 in Merced, died Sunday at the Utah sanctuary that had taken her in.

Mango was taken to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah, after unknown persons set her on fire when she got out of her owner's home during a move. She was burned over 70 percent of her body, and had been treated in Merced by Dr. Christine McFadden.

Best Friends is an organization that takes care of abused and abandoned animals. It houses more than 1,700 animals on 3,700 acres and is known for the National Geographic Channel's show, "Dogtown."

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