CHAMPAIGN -- A cat burned in a house fire last month is almost well enough to go home. Specialists at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital have been taking care of Dutchess the cat.
They said she's doing much better and could go home as early as this weekend. Those close to the kitten said they plan to keep her in the clinic until she is bandage-free. Volunteers have pitched in more than $5,700 to pay the feline's medical expenses.
Update: 6:46, 10/3/12, Wednesday
CHAMPAIGN -- More than $2,000 has been raised for kitten that was burned in a house fire.
That's enough to keep Dutchess the cat in the clinic until about the middle of next week. Donations can be made by contacting the UI Vet Clinic or by going to the website listed below.
Original: 5:59 pm, 10/2/12, Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN -- A four-legged fire survivor gets a second chance at life. That's thanks to donations from people in the Farmer City community and complete strangers.
To find out more about the kitten, you can go to the Facebook page at the link below.