Left with terrible burns to his skin, this kitty is one of the bravest felines we know

May 26, 2020

His face is definitely one to remember. Sketchers, now known as Jack, went through so much at such a young age.

The 3-year-old was left wandering our streets suffering burn-like injuries, which left us to ask the question, how could this possibly happen?

After days without help, Jack arrives in our care to receive the treatment he needs

With raw skin exposed beneath his fur, this poor darling was rushed to our Lonsdale Shelter for immediate attention.

Our hardworking veterinarians carefully attended to Jack’s skin, treating his wounds with the utmost care, and feeding him antibiotics to treat any infections that may have developed.

The story on how this injury occurred to Jack still remains unknown. However – our vets believe Jack may have been burned by climbing inside a car engine, or, he may have had a nasty reaction to something.

Despite his injuries, Jack was an absolute delight to all staff and volunteers, and loved smooches and head boops wherever he got the chance.

Incredibly, Jack’s treatment is entirely funded by donations

To heal from his condition, Jack required ongoing medication and close daily care. This brave kitty’s story touched the hearts of so many that the cost of his care was completely covered by our amazing supporters.

With over $1,100 raised, Jack has now fully recovered and is living with new purr-ents in his forever home.

Undoubtedly, the road to Jack’s recovery was a lengthy one – but the strength he displayed throughout the process made us extremely proud.

He is now being shown the love he deserves from his new family, and it’s all thanks to you, our incredible and supportive community.

This blue-eyed feline is the purr-fect addition to his new family

Jack is fitting in purr-fectly into his new family.

Jane and her husband adopted Jack when Jane was drawn to his friendly nature and beautiful blue eyes.

“He’s lovely,” Jane tells us.

“He is a very happy boy and quickly made friends with everyone in the house,” Jane says.

Jane’s husband made the executive decision to change his name from Sketchers to Jack.

Because of what Jack has gone through, he’s not as energetic as other kitties may be at his age. Jack’s FIV positive diagnosis meant that he needed to be an inside-only cat.

But thankfully, his skin has finally healed – he looks a million dollars!

Feeling a whole lot better

“His calm quiet nature is a bonus to our household, as we have some adult children at home,” Jane says.

“He has helped my daughter recover from the grief of her other cat,” Jane tells us.

Jane also tells us that Jack doesn’t like to be alone.

“He worked out an agreement with the dog that when the dog is in, they will share the couch the longest together,” Jane adds.

In a time like this, that’s all we need, to cuddle closely to our fur-iends – and what a better way to do that, than to make an agreement with the house dog. This truly melts our hearts :’)

But none of his would’ve been possible if it weren’t for our supporters.

‘He’s a star – thanks everyone and Jack thanks you too’

Jane is forever grateful to everyone who cared for Jack, and to those who donated towards his emergency fund.

“Thanks to everyone who cared about him,” Jane says.

“He’s a star – thanks everyone and Jack thanks you too.”

After giving Jack another chance after his rough beginning, Jane also has a special message she wants to share.

“I would like to be a supporter too and donate to other cases like Jack’s,” she tells us.

Thank you so much Jane, for welcoming Jack with open arms – this is why we love what we do.

From the bottom of our hearts, we’re so grateful to all our supporters who made Jack’s new life with Jane and her family a reality. If you’d like to continue helping animals just like Jack, head over here to see our current emergency appeals.


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