A One Year Update on the Cat Who was Burned inside his Home

Burned cat recovers

On January 12, 2014 a fire broke out that left a family homeless and put their young cat in the hospital for a long time of recovery and rehabilitation. As the one-year anniversary of that devastating event is approaching, we are going to discuss the recovery process of both the family and its cat Russell.

Due to the severe burn injuries that the cat sustained from the fire, he landed at Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care in Raleigh, North Carolina where he is being treated until now. For the past eleven months plus, Russell has gone through a lot of procedures to heal his injuries. Last month, the feline went through procedures that will help the area around his eyes and for a quick healing of one of his legs.

Russell is going to stay at the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care with his caregivers and friends, until he is completely healed. Hopefully, his severely injured leg will be healed soon so he can go back home with his family. On the other hand, Russell’s petmom, Mae Strickland, is very happy to back home after almost a year of rebuilding their house.

The feline’s recent surgery was done on December 17, 2014 and according to a Facebook post by the Animal Emergency Hospital and Urgent Care on December 18, “He recovered beautifully from anesthesia and began purring right away”.  Then on December 22, they posted an update saying: “Russell continues to do great”. On New Year’s Eve the hospital also posted pictures of Russell on their Facebook page, who seems to be recovering well from his leg procedure.

Russell’s treatment and recovery are made possible with the help of his family, caregivers and the compassionate people who donated money for his medical care. The feline’s petmom, Mae Strickland is very thankful to all who supported Russell and her. You can check Strickland’s video at the Rusell and Friends Facebook Page, where she thanked all their supporters.

I’m glad to know that Russell is really doing good and I hope that his injured leg will heal fast, so that he can come back home with Strickland. I’m sure the newly rebuilt house will be happier with Russell’s presence. It has been a bumpy road for both Russell and his pet mom but it’s really amazing to know that they made with the help of kindhearted people.

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  1. Ruthann Alberts November 5, 2015

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