Maui – A cat who suffered severe burns in the devastating Lahaina fire is receiving life-saving care at the Maui Humane Society. According to the animal welfare agency, the cat was taken into their care on August 11 after being found near the Lahaina Aquatic Center.
The shelter said the cat, dubbed Alani, has burned paw pads, a “swollen and painful” mouth, and he was very dehydrated when he first arrived.
Alani is one of an estimated 3,000 animals believed to have been displaced by the tragic fire that swept through Lahaina, killing at least 100 people and destroying hundreds of homes.
Alani is receiving pain medication and daily paw soaks to help him feel better. The shelter said:
he’s eating like a champ and he purrs with very gentle pets. All signs that he is feeling better.
Alani had no identification, but the shelter wants his owners to know that he is safe and in good hands while healing from his injuries. You can find the animal shelter on Facebook at this link.
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