"He's doing really good:" HAWS kitten 'Hot Rod' healed from severe burns, ready for adoption

WAUKESHA --  A little kitten is looking for a new home after being on the mend for several weeks.

Hot Rod

4-month-old Hot Rod was taken to HAWS in late July, after he was found on the road suffering from severe burns on his side and feet. His whiskers were curled due to the scorching.

"It was all down his side, his paws were burned, his whiskers were singed," said Alysha Hansen, Kennel Lead/Snip Tech, foster mom.

How he got the burns, no one knows -- but the Humane Society is working to get him back to new.

"He had two different procedures," said Hansen.

The second surgery was completed on Wednesday, September 14th. Hot Rod underwent a cosmetic procedure to fix the area under his arm that was burned, and on his left side.

HAWS says the tightness from the scar tissue was restricting his movement, so a veterinarian removed the area and he's now ready for any kitty activities he'd like.

"He's doing really good. He runs around my house like a crazy man. He plays with my two cats really well. So he`s doing really well," said Hansen.

They expect him to make a full recovery.

Hot rod will be available for adoption in seven to ten days.

Hot Rod

If you are interested in adopting Hot Rod, follow these steps:

1. Complete one of our adoption applications in person at our shelter


2. Fill out the application available online here and email it to our staff at office@hawspets.org with the subject line "Hot Rod Application"

The adoption staff will then get you on the list, and will contact prospective adopters in the order the completed, approved applications are received.

Out of fairness to all who might be interesting in adopting, HAWS is asking the public not to call to be placed on the list without first having an application on file with them.