Third Victim in the Recent Series of Attacks on Cats has Died
Cuddles, the pretty little six week old kitten, with long gray striped hair has died from his injuries.
The kitten who had been named Cuddles by the veterinary team trying to save her, said the injuries were worse than they originally appeared.. What were originally thought to be superficial burns on 50% of her body, with 3rd degree burns on her right ear, were worse than they appeared. Very often with this type of injury there are also burns in the victims lungs.
Tabitha Gordon, assistant operations manager for the Delaware County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said although initially Cuddles did well, late Sunday he took a turn for the worse, shortly after midnight he passed away.
He had been pelted with stones and rocks before being doused with lighter fluid, his whiskers had been intentionally burned off and he had been lit on fire.
The Officer Dave Schlott from the Chester Animal-Control, who had been the first to respond to the call said he had nothing to wrap the kitten in so he gently picked him up with his hands. He latched on to Schlott's shirt with his tiny little claws and clung to him as if he knew his savior was there to help. Cuddles climbed up on his shoulder, nuzzled his nose against Schlott's neck and stayed there.
The original claim that Cuddle's tormenters had been arrested was not correct . The police are looking for a group of kids who were seen pelting the kitten with stones and have asked anyone with information to call the police or the ASPC.
Anyone with information about this case should contact the Delaware County SPCA at 610-566-1370. Anyone who sees an animal in trouble is asked to call the SPCA right away. Pennsylvania SPCA (215) 426-6300. New Jersey SPCA 800-582-5979 Delaware SPCA (302) 998-2281
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