This is the story of the world’s greatest mom cat and the world’s luckiest kitten! The story is still unfolding and I’ll post an update in a few days, but for now, little Bernie needs your help.
Apparently, there was a brush fire and the world’s greatest cat mom ran into the fire and came running back out—with a tiny kitten! She was unhurt, but little Bernie suffered serious burns on his muzzle, paws and tail, as you see in the slideshow below.
He has been to a regular vet, but needs to be seen by a specialist who will treat burn victims. He is currently being fed through a feeding tube because his face was so badly burned that his nostrils were swollen shut, and as he’s been healing the burned flesh has peeled off. He has no whiskers or eyebrows, and even his little front claws were melted! He also suffered burns on his tail, and his tail is peeling as well.
He was turned away from his local shelter, which is often not equipped to handle medical emergencies like this. He was rescued and in the care of Marcia’s Muttley Crew was taken to a veterinarian and is now in a foster home.
His attitude and prognosis are great! The general estimate for him to go to the specialist is $1,500 to $2,000 and they are close to this amount, but the faster it’s collected, the sooner Bernie gets to go to the speicalist. If you can, please donate to Marcia’s Muttley Crew’s PayPal account. You can add that it’s for Bernie in the notes.
You can find Marcia’s Muttley Crew on their page on Petfinder.com.
Here’s the slideshow of images of Bernie, below. Some may be graphic, but he’s got a great attitude and I can’t help but think, for all his suffering, he’s just being a kitten! All photos were given to me by Marcia’s Muttley Crew.
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