(PRWEB) May 19, 2001 -
Through the efforts of three Los Angeles animal rescue organizations, Cat/Canine Assistance, Referrals, and Education (C.A.R.E.), Purrfect Partners, and the Feral Cat Alliance, a young cat victimized by horrific cruelty has been granted another of his nine lives.
"Stubbs" was discovered in Gardena after being set on fire by an unknown individual. As a survival instinct against the pain and dying tissue that resulted from his injuries, Stubbs slowly chewed off one front leg and one hind leg. While rescuers tried for eighteen days to trap him so they could provide vital medical treatment, Stubbs continued to eat food that was left for him in a determined effort to stay alive despite his weakened state.
After the kitty was finally trapped-- thanks to some KFC Original Recipe used as bait-- he was taken to a veterinary hospital to begin a long, arduous course of treatment and surgery. The cost of Stubbs' medical care is estimated to be in the thousands. Once he is well, Stubbs will be available for adoption.
"Stubbs" is a wonderful human interest story about an animal's enormous will to live even in the face of incredible pain and abuse; it's also a portrait of how different members of the local rescue community came together to help give this cat a happy ending.
The full story of "Stubbs The Cat", including photos, can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.stubbsthecat.com.
Donations are desperately needed to help C.A.R.E. cover the cost of Stubbs' medical treatment. Contributions can be sent to: C.A.R.E./Stubbs, P.O. Box 56631, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413, (818)464-6848 x2953.
For more information about the Feral Cat Alliance, visit http://www.feralcatalliance.org or contact Christi Metropole at (310) 281-6973.
For more information about C.A.R.E., contact (818) 464-6848 x2953, or to make an appointment to meet Stubbs, contact Joanna Patrice at (818) 769-1996.
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