PICS: ISPCA rescue kitten with horrific burn wounds in Waterford (Warning: Graphic content)
Thankfully, the kitten is expected to make a full recovery.
The ISPCA are appealing for information from members of the public after a young kitten was rescued by ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey in Waterford city with severe burn wounds.
Inspector Lacey rescued the kitten and brought it for immediate vet attention for his horrific wound.
The ISPCA say that the burn may have occurred some time ago, but following appropriate vet treatment, the kitten is expected to make a full recovery.
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Commenting on the discovery of the injured kitten, Inspector Lacey said: “We are appealing for any information about this kitten and his terrible injuries. It is appalling for any animal to be in this state, especially such a young and vulnerable kitten.”
The kitten, named Robin, is only around 8 weeks old and is extremely friendly. The ISPCA are appealing for any information about where this kitten may have come from or how the burn occurred.
You can contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 to provide any information, or to report cruelty or neglect.
You can also report online on the ISPCA website.