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Cat injured by brush fires shows progress during treatment in Collier County

Posted at 4:40 PM, Mar 18, 2023

UPDATE (MAR 24TH, 2023) — The Collier County Department of Animal Services has provided an update on Liam the cat who was injured by a brush fire.

The 4-year-old cat is progressing, receiving fluids, getting frequent bandage changes, and already has a strong appetite. He will still be in their care over the next several weeks.

ORIGINAL STORY — The Collier County Department of Animal Services (CCDAS) treated a cat whose paws were severely burned after multiple brush fires broke out in the area earlier this month.

The 4-year-old cat, named Liam, was found wandering a field by a concerned citizen who was able to get ahold of him and bring him to CCDAS.

Liam suffered burns on all four paws. The burns were so extensive in some areas that some of his back toes had to be amputated.

He is now in the care of a cat foster family but will need extra attention for the next few weeks.

Liam will receive daily bandage changes, burn ointment and pain medication.