Burned cat finds new home with firefighter
Campbell will go home with Lt. Stephen Paslawski of Engine Company 45 in Strawberry Mansion, the Pennsylvania SPCA said Wednesday.
"When I saw the story about Campbell, I was disgusted that anyone could do this to any animal," Paslawski said in a statement. "I had recently put another cat I had down due to a large tumor, and with me being a firefighter, Campbell being burned, and the loss of my other cat, it just seemed like a perfect fit.
"Our first meeting was amazing. After a few minutes of petting him in the cage, he put his paws up on me and climbed onto my shoulder as if to say, I choose you. I knew right then it was meant to be," the firefighter said. "He'll have a loving home for the rest of his life."
The cat is recovering from severe burns at the PSPCA shelter's hospital and is expected to go home with Paslawski in a few weeks.