What a wonderful little fella he is! I think this picture of an adorable kitten, named Justin, is brilliant but, of course, it is very sad and upsetting. However, his demeanor and proud stance seems to make things better except for the terrible behavior of the people who hurt him. He is still very ill.
Justin was severely burnt when someone, or a group of nasty people, put an inflammable liquid over Justin and set it alight.
Despite the trauma of that experience he retains great dignity and poise, which comes across in the photo. This is the opposite to the nasty, sneaky criminal behavior by the humans who thought it would be amusing to hurt or kill a cat. There is a real contrast in behavior. There really is something rotten at the heart of humanity.
Below is a video. I am almost forced to include a still photo because videos so often disappear when embedded because the source disappears over time for whatever reason.
Justin was rescued by someone who put the flames out (well done indeed). The organisations involved in his recovery etc are:
- Animal Alliance of New Jersey – caring
- Crown Veterinary Specialists – veterinary care
- HSUS – reward to find the perpetrator
- Pennsylvania SPCA – searching for perpetrator.
Great team effort. There are plenty of good people out there but there really is something wrong at the heart of humankind.
I realise that some people don’t like reading about cat abuse and cruelty. I agree with that. I have made an exception in referring to this story because of the exceptional photograph of a very dignified and proud little cat who has survived the worst that humans can throw at him. I wish him good luck in making a full and quick recovery.