Last Update: 4/18/2017 3:21:00 PM
Maisy the cat recovering in foster home
Reading, PA -
Miracle Maisy is on the mend.
Less than a week after she was found soaked with gasoline and crammed into a trash bag in Reading, Maisy the cat has recovered enough to find a temporary home.
Mary Keller, marketing manager for Humane Pennsylvania, said Maisy was placed in a foster home over the weekend and seems to be adjusting well. She had been eating nonstop and drinking, important developments given that she is still slightly underweight.
Maisy's blood levels have returned to normal. However, she still has some tenderness in her hips.
Because of the damage the gasoline did to her skin and hair, veterinarians have recommended Maisy wear a sweater for the time being. The cat is scheduled for her next checkup on Wednesday, when she will get another set of vaccines. There is no word yet on when Maisy might be put up for adoption.
Maisy was found last Tuesday by a pair of workers from Harold Adam Refuse Removal, who were collecting trash in the 500 block of North Front Street. She was malnourished, experiencing severe dehydration and suffering from skin sensitivity from being doused with gasoline.
The national animal rights organization PETA is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Maisy's plight.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Crime Alert Berks at 877-373-9913 to provide a tip or the Animal Rescue League of Berks County at 610-373-8830, extension 121.