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Video: Badly Burned Edgewater Kitten Is Still Fighting

By Gwendolyn Purdom in News on Jul 18, 2016 3:30PM

Update, July 20: The kitten died on Tuesday, shelter Felines & Canines said in a Facebook statement. "We wanted for him so badly to pull through... our hearts are broken," the statement reads.


The badly burned kitten an Edgewater animal shelter has been treating with help from public donations since last Wednesday is "still alive and fighting, but in critical condition," according to a Sunday morning Facebook update from Felines & Canines shelter.

The kitten, who the shelter is now calling Sprout, has been transferred to a veterinary clinic with extensive burn experience. Vets will focus on neurological issues Sprout likely sustained from a stroke during his trauma, the post said, and stabilizing any internal damage before they move to healing his external injuries. A couple who has worked to help burned cats through their recovery in the past has also volunteered to assist Sprout when he is ready to leave the hospital.

Photo via Felines & Canines Facebook page

Felines & Canines has been seeking emergency donations since Sprout came to the shelter last week after some garbage human set the poor little guy on fire. Donations can be made here.