ABC7 reporter Veronica Miracle took over caring for the cat after firefighters rescued him from the home in Oak Park, California.
Please help! Firefighters just pulled this cat out of a burning home. It’s badly burned. We need a vet. Or advice on how to care for it. Firefighters saved it and asked us to help because they need to work. We are in the area of Churchwood and Kellwood in Oak Park. #SHARE pic.twitter.com/aldG9hWkFj— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) November 9, 2018
"The roof has completely come off of the house," Miracle said of the home the animal was rescued from, adding of the cat, "His whiskers are all singed off."
Miracle had trouble finding a place to take the cat because shelters were overwhelmed or at risk from the fire. Miracle and her photographer tried to keep the cat comfortable inside their van.
After making several calls, they were able to find a place that could care for the cat and rushed him there.
The cat is now being cared for in the ICU. He seems stable and his prognosis is fair. Though he suffered a full burn on one of his legs, his coat protected him from direct flame exposure.
Cat is now in the ICU. We’ve learned he’s a boy. Prognosis is fair. He’s burned on his back leg. Needs to be monitored for the next 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/buXZdHXhKE— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) November 9, 2018