LEBANON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A 5-week-old kitten deliberately burned and left for dead last week continues to make progress in his recovery.
Justin the kitten was brought in last week with burns across his entire body. The tiny kitten lost the tips of both ears and is missing a lot of fur. Doctors said Justin will always have bald spots because of the extent of his burns.
He being treated by doctors at Crown Veterinary Specialists in Lebanon, N.J. The nonprofit Animal Alliance of New Jersey is trying to raise funds to help cover Justin’s care.
Justin has begun physical therapy and motion exercises to keep his burned skin flexible. Otherwise, the injuries could impair the proper mobility of his limbs.
The kitten has already undergone two debriding procedures to clean and clip scabs and wounds. He is on pain medication and antibiotics to fight off possible infections.
The kitten was brought in for care after being found burned in the streets of Philadelphia last Thursday.
The Humane Society of the United States is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The doctors caring for Justin are optimistic about his prognosis and said he could be out of the hospital in another week or so.
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