06 May 2011

Cat rescued after fire in Hazel Dell, Washington

A cat was rescued from an apartment fire in a complex in Hazel Dell, Washington (a suburb of Vancouver). As of last Wednesday, it was being taken care of at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. The cat was being treated for smoke inhalation and burns.

The cat required an oxygen mask and, to encourage new skin growth, the singed fur and skin was removed on the cat's face and paws. The cat is expected to recover fully in 2-3 weeks.

The cat has not yet been claimed by an owner therefore after he recovers fully, he will be given up for adoption, says Erin Griffin of the Humane Society.

Geanna Marek | @greenvegnliving
Geanna has been a vegan for over 3 years. She lives in the very veg-friendly city of Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance writer and library assistant. She is also currently training to run the Portland Marathon this fall. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, eating, and traveling. Find Geanna at greenveganliving.com.

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