Spotted on The Daily Mail UK:
[WARNING: THERE ARE SOME GRAPHIC IMAGES]
From fireball to fur ball: Adorable kitten that survived being doused in petrol and set alight finds a new home after making miraculous recovery
- Justin the kitten was doused in petrol and set alight by yobs 3 months ago
- But passer by saw fireball and smothered him with jacket in New Jersey
- He suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his back and head and lost ears
- Animal Alliance charity specialists gave him round-the-clock care
- His story was shared by millions across the world on the internet
A horrifically burned kitten that was doused in petrol and set on fire has found a new loving family after making a miraculous recovery.
Justin the burned kitten
The tiny cat, called Justin, was lucky to be alive after the cruel attack which left him without ears when he was just five weeks old. Justin, who weighed just one pound, suffered second and third degree burns to his back and head and was brought to vets in New Jersey, USA, when a quick-thinking passer-by spotted the fireball.
And three months after his shocking ordeal, caring cat-lover Melody Luke has opened her home to Justin.
Damaris Alcala, who saved Justin by smothering the flames with his jacket, found him burning in the street after a string of attacks against animals in the New Jersey state. Damaris said: ‘He was already crying when I picked him up but when I moved him in the back he started screaming.’
Following the rescue, Sarah Speed from the Humane Society of the United States said: ‘This is the latest in a disturbing string of animals apparently being intentionally lit on fire.
‘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. The young cat’s ears will have to be mostly removed as a result of the incident and he will have permanent bald spots but it is hoped he will make a full recovery.’
I’m so glad that Justin is doing fine right now, shame on those animal abusers who set him on fire! In fact, here’s are some pictures of Justin:
He looks much much better now – even though he doesn’t have ears(: