Rescued Animal of the Month: March 2015:
Each month we will feature a rescued animal success story.
Vulcan was found suffering from horrific third-degree burns all over his body after someone poured gasoline over him and lit him on fire.
He was found by an Animal Care and Control Officer in Edmonton, AB. He was then rescued by Infinite WOOFS Animal Rescue when they saw him at ACC. In January of 2014, he was adopted by his foster family who just couldn't let him go.
It is suspected that Vulcan ran away from the person torturing him, but not without sustaining massive burns to nearly his entire body. Vulcan's treatments and medical care have been extensive, from daily cleansing baths to shaving his fur to bandages, medications, antibiotics, pain killers and extra care. Despite being doused in gasoline, lit on fire and put through the medical regimen, Vulcan is still an amazingly kind and loving cat, but he has a lot of healing left to do.
Vulcan loves being petted on his cheeks and neck (about the only place on his body that was not burnt) and has a loud, loving purr. He still has a lot of healing left to do but we are hopeful he will make a full recovery. He will always have the scars on his body and his heart from this horrific case of animal cruelty but everyday he is more trusting.
When we first adopted Vulcan he was a very tense cat. Because of the risk of infection, he'd been confined to a cage for months and months all alone. Even though he was hesitant, he still would come to us for gentle pets. He does not like the top of his head touched (there is some type of growth there) or being picked up around his tummy; although he will willingly come and sit on your lap whenever you sit down. We've purchased some special oils for helping with the severe scars on his stomach and legs and he wears a special crystal healing amulet now .. hopefully that will help with the elasticity of his skin and make him more comfortable.
He has become quite attached to the people in his new family, and follows them from room to room rather than ever being alone.
Vulcan is very loving towards the foster kittens that come into our home as well. He will happily cuddle and groom them for hours. Even though it might take some time .. we feel that he is learning and accepting that he is safe here and that he won't ever be hurt again. Such a brave kitty. We love him to the moon and back again!
Follow Vulcan's story at:Vulcan And Roo