The cat was soaked in diesel fuel when it was brought into Alpine Animal Hospital on Saturday.
Employees at the clinic said the cat had bruises, wounds, and deep cuts around his neck that were consistent with an attempted hanging. The cat's body temperature was so low that it didn't even register on a thermometer.
The hospital said the cat also had oil in his lungs.
The woman who brought the cat in found it on her porch in the area of Montana Avenue and 13th Street, however, it did not have any identification.
Last spring, another cat was found in the same area with a blow dart stuck in its face. That cat survived, but despite a $5,000 reward offered from PETA, no suspects were arrested.
Anyone with information on this horrific case is asked to call Coeur d'Alene Police at 208-769-2320.
(KHQ - Feb 15, 2017)