Kitten burned in Philly recovering at Hunterdon County vet
NJ.com: The one-pound kitten was found, burning, at a Philadelphia intersection last Thursday. A quick-thinking Samaritan took off a coat, and smothered the flames, saving the burning 5-week-old animal’s life.
Six days later, the kitten – now named Justin – is getting delicate medical attention, and he’s expected to mostly recover from the second- and third-degree burns on his back and head.
The tiny kitten is eating and sleeping, and undergoing a regimen of antibiotics, wound dressings, and appetite stimulants at the Crown Veterinary Specialists in Lebanon, said Anne Trinkle, the executive director of Animal Alliance.
“He’s doing remarkably well – but he’s not out of the woods yet,” said Trinkle, of Animal Alliance, a Lambertville-based animal-welfare non-profit, which got the cat the care he needed.
Most of Justin’s ears will have to be removed, and badly-burned splotches on…
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