A very kind-hearted human stumbled upon a kitten with burns on nearly 80 percent of her body on the front porch of a senior citizen’s home in south wast Baltimore.
The lady immediately contacted Baltimore City Animal Control who responded and then brought the little one to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.
The kitten, who was named Poppy, finally got all the care she needs with the BARCS medical team and with an experienced foster (also a BARCS staff member). They are not quite sure of how this happened to sweet Poppy, but they believe the burns are more than likely chemical or thermal.
“She is only eight-weeks-old, only just old enough to be away from her mother. Her burns are of unknown origin, but are likely chemical or thermal.” Poppy’s rescuers mentioned on Facebook.
“Poppy will also need offsite medical care to give her the best chance at survival. At this time, Poppy’s chance of survival is considered guarded, because of just how far spread the burns are. She has lost most of her ears and nearly all of the skin and fur on her back. As the course of Poppy’s injuries progress, she will look worse, but these are all expected changes in the course of severe burns.” they went on to write.
“There have been lots of concerned supporters asking if Poppy is suffering from her injuries. WJZ talked with her foster mom, Lisa, who explained that while Poppy’s condition is severe, she is still playful and full of snuggles and purrs. Poppy is getting excellent care.” her rescuers added.
The shelter simply refuses to give up on her and they will do whatever they need to help her recover.
For more, please visit: baltimoreanimalshelter.org.
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