When wildfires break out, so many animals often go missing as they try to flee the flames on their own. And after the recent Marshall Fire in Colorado, an Orange Tabby cat who suffered severe burns turned up in the care of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. The cat is estimated to be around 8 years old, and the staff caring for him has now turned to social media in the hopes of finding his owner.
The organization shared an update on the cat to their Facebook page, saying, "Do you know someone who is missing a neutered male, approximately 8-year-old Orange Tabby from the fire-affected area who has not filed a lost animal report with us? Help us reunite this sweet boy with his family! ❤️." In regards to his condition, they explain, "His face and paws were extremely burned, and our compassionate veterinary team quickly began treating him for the burns, cleaning his wounds and ensuring his pain is well-managed." The images of this poor cat are just so incredibly heartbreaking.
Seeing just how badly the cat was injured in the fire is enough to bring tears to your eyes, but at the same time, it's such a miracle that he has this wonderful veterinary team caring for him.
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Given how fast people have to flee their homes when these wildfires break out, his family must be heartbroken over not knowing what happened to him. Hopefully, through the power of social media, he can finally be reunited with them.
If sadly they can't be located, however, it sounds like this precious boy has plenty of people who would love to welcome him into their home. In the meantime, it's a blessing that he's in such great hands and is on the road to recovery.