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Fired cat Justin now ‘big brother’ for fellow sufferers – Insurance for Pets


In April 2013, a 4-week-old kitten, Justin, was set on fire by an animal executioner in an alley in Philadelphia, USA. For a moment it seemed as if he would not survive, but against all odds he made a full recovery. Since then, he has been working as a « big brother » and caretaker for other sick and injured cats, which are rescued by volunteer organization The Kitty Krusade.

The earless black and white Justin, affectionately called Jman, takes care of foster sisters Friday and Saturday | Photo: Justin Fire Survivor / Facebook

Justin was only 4 weeks old when he learned from his tiny body how cruel people can be. He was doused in fuel by an animal executioner and set on fire. After his horrible act, the cowardly perpetrator fled and left Justin for dead in an alley.
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Posted by Justin, Fire Survivor on Friday, July 26, 2013

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Justin lay there for about a day, while people passed his charred body. Fortunately, he was noticed by a passer-by, who immediately warned the police. Justin was taken to a vet and examined. He was still alive, but most of his ears had been burned out and he had severe burns on two thirds of his body. There was little hope that he would survive.
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Posted by Justin, Fire Survivor on Friday, December 5, 2014

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Animal relief organization Animal Alliance New Jersey took care of him. They successfully set up a donation page to pay for the hefty vet bill.
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Against all odds, Justin made a full recovery from his injuries. In fact, he was full of confidence and zest for life and could soon be adopted. Animal lover Kelley Peters from Montclair opened her heart and house to Justin.

It turned out to be the perfect match. Justin’s story and energy greatly inspired Kelley. She started The Kitty Krusade to save as many sick, injured and abandoned cats as possible. Justin is of great value in this mission. As a great foster brother, he helps care for the kittens and cats and overloads them with care so they feel better.

Justin is also a great source of inspiration for people, because he shows that blind, paralyzed, earless, or three-legged cats are also great pets that deserve a chance. Together with « his » organization The Kitty Krusade, he has already rescued, patched up and housed dozens of injured and abandoned kittens and cats.
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The friendly character of the black and white male is unimaginable after what he went through. He loves all kittens and cats, even if he has to share his basket with them!
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May all your dreams come true 🙂 Jman and my foster sisters, Friday and Saturday

Posted by Justin, Fire Survivor on Friday, November 21, 2014

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Since his rescue in 2013, he has been raising money as an ambassador for the Kitty Krusade to give his childcare brothers and sisters all the medical care they need.

As for Donnie, a 5-week-old male found with a severely shattered hind leg. The leg turned out to be impossible to save. After the help of the Kitty Krusade, he now whizzes around happily around as a tripod.
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And of course Justin also helps little Donnie with the necessary movement!

Donnie follows Justin closely:
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Where Justin goes, I go. #Donnie

Posted by Justin, Fire Survivor on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Some of the cats helped by The Kitty Crusade:
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Justin celebrated his seventh birthday this year and his mission is far from complete. He hopes to continue saving fellow sufferers for years to come with his Kitty Krusade.
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On his Facebook page, he has a whopping 170,000 fans who follow his exploits and see him playing with the foster kittens.
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Happy Monday!

Posted by Justin, Fire Survivor on Monday, May 5, 2014

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Justin visibly enjoys his life. Kelley is convinced that he, and all the other special needs cats they helped with the Kitty Krusade, are living proof of how strong and resilient cats can be. Kelley:

“We always say: what makes you different makes you stronger. People often think that an injured cat should be euthanized, but with a lot of time and attention, many of these animals go through miraculous healings and can have a happy life. They just need to have a chance, someone who believes in them. ”
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Justin, or Jman for intimates, shows that a handicap does not make you weird, but makes you stronger. « Earless and Fearless » is therefore his motto, which we translate as « earless and fearless ».
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