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Help severely abused animals like Hadley

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It's hard to believe that someone could heartlessly douse a helpless animal in gasoline and then set him on fire.

But that is exactly what happened to poor Hadley, an 18-month-old cat who tragically crossed paths with the wrong person while he was wandering his neighborhood in Kent County, Michigan.

Hadley's owners were horrified when their pet, who frequently spent time outdoors, somehow found his way home covered in third-degree burns. Raw, exposed flesh marred his ears, neck, legs and back, where large chunks of once beautiful orange fur were completely gone. Imagine how much pain he must have been in!

Unfortunately, no one knows who perpetrated this malicious act. Meanwhile, Hadley's family couldn't afford the suffering cat's expensive medical care. Desperate to ensure that he received help, they relinquished Hadley to the Humane Society of Kent County.

With the help of caring donors like you, American Humane was able to help cover a portion of the cost of Hadley's medical treatment by providing a grant to the Humane Society of Kent County. The shelter did not take the decision to treat him lightly, but Hadley was a very special cat – so they made sure his treatment did not take any resources away from the other animals. The brave little cat remained in intensive care for several weeks, but now has been adopted into a new, loving home.

Hadley is just one of many beneficiaries of the Second Chance® Fund, which provides funding to help animal shelters rehabilitate abused and neglected pets.

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