Friday March 25th was a very rough day for a small tabby cat from Hernando County FL. Although we are not sure how he got in the neighborhood where he was, we do know he must have been cold. He crawled up onto the engine of a Cadillac. Not knowing what to do when the car started, we know he had to have hung on for dear life. Scorch ended up on 86th Street and Palm River Road at a company called Transportation Control Systems.
Bobby, the man driving the car, got to work, turned the car off and heard him meow. The little kitten was placed in a box in a big warehouse where they make traffic equipment. My husband, Tom, came into the warehouse and took the kitten up to his office. Tom's boss paid for Tom and I to take the little cat, who has become known as Scorch to the vet. Scorch, in addition to being badly hurt, was also very hissy and not used to being around people. He sounds like a baby dragon trying to spit fire at us when he hisses.
As the days have passed, little Scorch's burns have become apparant, as burns do. What you can't see in the picture taken a few hours after he was removed from the hot engine, is there are burns all over the side of his face. As you can see his feet look like they have black on them. They don't. They are all really pink pads as all his feet are white. These are all burns.