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This Badly Burned Cat Needs Your Help, Animal Care Center Says

By Trevor Kapp | March 30, 2017 3:28pm
 Hugh Jackman the cat was burned over 40 percent of his body.
Hugh Jackman the cat was burned over 40 percent of his body.
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MIDTOWN — A courageous kitty that suffered burns on over 40 percent of his body is on the mend — but needs donors to foot his medical bills.

Hugh Jackman the cat was found on Liberty Avenue near Miller Avenue in East New York with burns on all four legs, his ears and his nose — the victim of either abuse or a horrific accident, Animal Care Centers said.

He’s now receiving round-the-clock treatment at BluePearl Veterinary Partners on West 55th Street near Ninth Avenue, where he was taken on March 13.

“It’s horrifying to see such abuse,” ACC’s Chief Operating Officer, MeLissa Webber, said in a statement. “We are grateful that Hugh was spotted on the street and brought to our attention.”

ACC is trying to figure out who his owner is and how the injuries occurred, adding that they’re “consistent with being burned via submersion in an extremely caustic substance.”

Jackman’s bandages are changed every day to remove dead tissue and to prevent infection. He’s already been treated for sepsis and other infections, the organization said.

His bills are currently being paid through a donor-funded ACC program.

To contribute, visit nycacc.org/donate.htm.

If you know what happened he became injured, call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.