Peeta is a survivor. This kitty has been through more than we know, and we are ensuring he gets all the care he needs to recover and live a happy life.
Peeta was found by two concerned citizens after he approached them in their yard, meowing for help. They could see he was in terrible shape, so they immediately contacted their neighbor Suzanne, who is a dedicated animal lover and activist.
Suzanne inspected the cat, and saw he was burned very badly. She noticed his gums were pale and his body was skinny. She brought him inside, got him water and food, and petted him. The most amazing thing happened--he purred. She knew then that he was a survivor fighting against the odds. She named him Peeta.
Suzanne contacted The Cat People for help. We got him a vet appointment immediately due to the severity of his injuries. Suzanne and Kathy, a Cat People volunteer, met at the vets office and got Peeta a full work up. The vet found terrible things in his wounds, indicating he had survived for DAYS after the burn. He tested negative on his combo test and didn't have a microchip. The vet discussed Peeta's options, and we decided that since he fought to live this long on his own, he deserved a real chance at recovering from his ordeal.
We do not know how this happened to Peeta. He might have been caught in the fire near the river in Bakersfield a couple weeks ago. What matters is his future and and ensuring he has the best chance at a great life.
Suzanne is fostering him and tending to his medical needs. She is doing an excellent job. We need donations to cover his medical expenses, and once he is better, we need to find a loving home for Peeta. If you have a couple bucks to spare, consider donating to Peeta's cause.
*If we miraculously raise more money than what is needed for Peeta's medical bills, we will use the funds to help more cats like Peeta.