In Austin, Texas, four tiny kittens had been hidden beneath some bushes by their mother in a nearby field unknown to a local resident who started a controlled brush fire on Thursday morning. Within minutes he heard their plaintive cries. The man rushed to save the kittens and immediately transported all of them to Austin Pets Alive! located in Austin, Texas. Three of the kittens seem to have escaped serious injury and are being treated for singed fur, however the fourth little one – appropriately named Lightning, continues to fight for her life.
Lightning suffers from severe burns and is currently being treated with antibiotics, pain medication, topical creams, eye drops and of course – lots of love. Early Saturday morning her front leg showed swelling and the medical staff is carefully monitoring her condition. Kittens are very delicate, and their prognosis is still unknown, although they are being administered 24/7 intensive care. Late Friday afternoon, the kitten’s condition was updated on the organization’s Facebook page:
“Lightning is hanging in! She’s being cared for around the clock by our team members and was back in our clinic today to get her front paws wrapped. Her situation is still delicate so we’re monitoring her status closely.”
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Photos and video of Lightning courtesy of Austin Pets Alive!
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Lightning’s video can be seen here: