Burney was brought in to PAWS by a good Samaritan who found him on the street, suffering from burns on his face, paws, tail, and several other parts of his body. PAWS took him in and provided him shelter and veterinary care at our Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic, which has just opened a week earlier. Despite the care he received, he was very stressed out by the shelter setting, which made it harder for him to heal. He was taken into foster care by Margie, PAWS’ Clinic Services Manager, who generously opened her home to help Burney recover. While in foster care, he developed several other medical issues as a result of his burns, such as an infected eyelid, which resulted in a much longer recovery time.
Over the weeks that Margie had him in foster care, she grew attached to him and ultimately decided not to let him go. He’s now officially adopted and enjoying his life in Port Richmond with his family, a senior Rottweiler, and another PAWS cat.