Rescue Group Caring For Cat Intentionally Burned
Published: May 01, 2023 at 12:29 PM Author: Penny Eims
Tipp City, OH – A cat intentionally set on fire, and burned over most of his body, is recuperating thanks to an Ohio animal welfare agency. The cat, dubbed Fotis, has been taken under the wing of Our Farm Sanctuary, which first alerted Facebook followers to the cruel situation four days ago:
We have an emergency situation. Autumnwoods drive.
Someone flicked a cigarette at a cat black white and gray who is now hunkered under a maroon Ford fusion or somewhere nearby. Is either singed or badly burnt.
We need someone experienced and in the area if at all possible.
If the cat can be brought to us we can assess it.
If it looks bad enough it should go straight to Care Center and then a call to us.
Describing the case as reported by the police:
According to the officer who called, someone casually flicked a cigarette and caught the cat on fire. Our volunteer’s entire car smells like some sort of accelerant: gasoline, lighter fluid, something. Something malicious. Something I can’t quite fathom.
The severe burns covering Fotis’ body required him to be hospitalized in order to receive specialized care, but he was recently released and is back in the care of the Sanctuary.
On Sunday, the organization said:
Vitals are good.
His ear wounds might eventually require surgery. For the time being, as his leg bandages have come off, we are keeping him from aggravating them further.
All in all, we feel guardedly optimistic.
You can follow this cat’s road to recovery on Facebook here.
Find the group’s website here.