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This makes me SO Angry!!

Sourek

Savannah Super Cat
#1
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 his back will remain bald, said Trinkle. The scorched wounds extend from the top of the feline’s head down the length of his back. The scar tissue has to be carefully debrided regularly to allow the skin to continue healing, she said.
An unknown person had doused the kitten with accelerant and applied a flame – before leaving Justin to die at the intersection of F and Clearfield Streets in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, on April 25, investigators say.

“It’s just depravity,” said Trinkle, who said her group handled four animals in the area who were set on fire last year alone. “It’s just random violence – and it’s toward something tiny that can’t fight back.”
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of as much as $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the attack.
“This is the latest in a disturbing string of animals apparently being intentionally lit on fire,” said Sarah Speed, the Humane Society’s Pennsylvania state director. “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.”
Six days later, the veternarians are describing Justin the kitten as “spunky” and “animated” – when he’s not sleeping off the anesthesia and medications helping him to recover. The medical bills are likely to be steep – in the range of $5,000 to $6,000, Trinkle said. The all-volunteer group is seeking donations to make his full recovery possible. But they’re confident that good-intentioned people bring that to a reality.
“He’ll look like a little prize-fighter,” Trinkle said. “But we’re hoping he’s going to have a fantastic life.”
Pictures in the link
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon/index.ssf/2013/05/burned_kitten_recovering_at_hu.html
 
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Alice

Guest
#3
OMG wtf?!! You know I wish I knew who it was, give them a taste of their own medicine!!! Though I wouldn't p*** on them to put it out....
People are evil and cruel. I absolutely hate hearing stories like this..... I hope they find whoever is doing it, and soon!
 
#4
That is a heartbreaking story. And it makes my blood boil. I hope they can catch and prosecute the individual(s) responsible. IMHO, too often it turns out to be young people who have not been taught the values of compassion and empathy, usually because it's missing from their own life experience. The scary alternative is someone who is a budding psychopath, practicing on defenseless animals before graduating to higher life forms. It's apalling what humans are capable of.

I'm just glad the little guy is getting the treatment he needs! The poor thing...