Burned Kitten Justin Improves

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The little kitten who looked like a blackened wreck last week is both looking and doing better after several days spent getting both love and medical care.

Justin was found severely burned on Thursday, April 26, just under a week ago. The tiny, intentionally injured 5 week old baby was found in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia by a good Samaritan. The Pennsylvania SPCA is looking for whoever burned the kitten, and there is now a substantial reward, offered by HSUS. The Animal Alliance of New Jersey  is caring for Justin, and has him receiving medical attention at Crown Veterinary Specialists, an emergency and specialist vet.

We covered the story in Burned Kitten is Recovering as PSPCA Seeks Help Finding the Abuser.

Justin had been doused with an accelerant and lit afire. The kitten was still burning when found by his rescuer, who smothered the fire with a jacket.

He is responding well to treatment, is beginning to show some spunk, and is expected to make a good recovery, though he is described as still not completely out of the woods by Animal Alliance Executive Director Anne Trinkle

Animal Alliance is gratefully accepting donations toward Justin’s care at PayPal.  His medical bills are expected to run to $5, ooo or $6,ooo. If the link here does not work, you can go to the organization’s website.

Animal Alliance of New Jersey is providing updates on Justin at their Facebook page.




Photos and video via Ed Murray/ Star Ledger

8 thoughts on “Burned Kitten Justin Improves”

  1. Poor baby. I hope and pray he recovers fully. This act of cruelty is senseless. There are those out there willing to take a kitten if it’s unwanted. There’s no need to hurt it. God bless the rescuer.

  2. What a sweet little kitten. I would love to adopt him. How could any human do this to this poor little animal. He deserves only the best.

  3. It breaks my heart to see the pain in this baby’s eyes. How anyone could do this do a sweet, loving, defenseless, innocent creature is beyond me. Thank you to the person who saved this precious life from such torture. And thank you to all those who are helping him heal. I hope this kitty will get to see that not all humans are so evil. I hope the pain for this sweet baby goes away soon, and is replaced by love and joy tenfold!

  4. Love his glamour shot!he looks a thousand times better than when he was found! thank you to everyone for helping him…gonna be a lovely tuxedo…

  5. Get the bastard(S)! There is a special place in hell for whoever did this. May the punk get it back 10 fold. Thank you for loving the wee kitten. He deserves much TLC.

  6. Justin is sooooooooo cute. He has serious burns on his back that have to be very painful yet he plays with the vets.

    I’d take him in an instant. Those eyes!!!!!!.

    Sadly, my stupid cat means it cannot happen. She’d never accept him.

  7. I can’t believe the cruelness of some people. Too bad, I have the feeling the cultprit won’t be found. Some people really have no heart

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