The cat that survived a horrific acid attack leaving it in agony with almost all it fur burnt off has been given a handmade pink jumper by an OAP well wisher to keep it warm.
The cat was found in the street by a passerby in Riechheim, a town in the east-central German state of Thuringia.
The poor animal was close to death when it was brought in to an animal shelter in Grossliebringen where Sylke Moench has slowly nurtured it back to health.
Moench, who has named the two-year-old cat Minou, said she is surprised by the out-pour of support after the images of the horrifically burnt cat went viral in Germany and appeared in national media.
Moench said: “Never before have the offers to help an animal been so plentiful.”
She especially wanted to thank a local pensioner who paid a visit to bring a handmade pink jumper.
Moench said: “A pensioner from Riechheim who wanted to donate something ‘cuddly-warm’ brought it with her so that Minou does not have to freeze.”
The animal carer said that Minou is healing well despite the horrific burns.
She said: “The hairs are growing, the treatment has been finalised.”
Moensch said that shortly after the attack Minou’s body looked completely burnt, she would not eat, and was clearly in great pain.
Moench said: “She must have come into contact with some oil and grease, but in any case also a corrosive and toxic substance – and that went over almost the entire body.”
After a while the cat’s fur reportedly began to peel off its skin in some places.
Moench said: “For us that is a very bad sight.”
A veterinarian was called to the animal shelter to treat the cat and give it all the necessary medication.
Moensch said: “She is a fighter, you realise that she wants to live.”
Moensch suspects that an animal hater is at work in the small Thuringian village as just some days later the same happened to another cat, which is now being treated at home by its owner.
Moensch said: “We suspect animal cruelty, because cats would never jump into such liquid by themselves – and certainly not two animals in such a short time.”
The German animal carer has involved the district’s veterinary office to investigate the situation.
In Germany, anyone found guilty of animal cruelty can face a hefty fine or imprisonment of up to three years.
No arrests have been reported.