Kitten horrifically burned after being doused in gasoline and set alight is steadily recovering after losing both ears in the brutal attack.
The one-pound kitten now named Justin is recovering from second and third-degree burns across one-third of it body.‘He’s doing remarkably well – but he’s not out of the woods yet,’
Veterinarians say most of the cat’s ears will need to be removed and it will also have some permanent bald patches in areas most badly burned – stretching from the top of its head throughout its back.
It’s currently undergoing antibiotics to fight infections, constant wound dressings to remove scar tissue and is being given appetite stimulants.
Justin was discovered by a good Samaritan last Thursday in the Kensington section of Philadelphia according to police just after a flame was set to its doused body.
A hunt for the culprits responsible is still underway with the Humane Society now offering up to $5,000 for information leading to their arrest and conviction.Unfortunately, though the attack is horrific by all accounts, animal workers say it isn’t unusual.
‘This is the latest in a disturbing string of animals apparently being intentionally lit on fire,’ Sarah Speed, the Humane Society’s Pennsylvania state director said.
This depraved act of cruelty will not be tolerated, and we hope this reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward and help bring a perpetrator to justice.’ Source: dailymail.co.uk