Cat Survives Acid Attack And Finds Safe Home For The Rest Of His Life

A homeless cat who had been intentionally burned then left for dead now has a place to safely stay forever.

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Nothing can defeat Sir Thomas Trueheart.  Via Milo's Sanctuary/Facebook
Nothing can defeat Sir Thomas Trueheart. Via Milo's Sanctuary/Facebook

Nothing could defeat Sir Thomas Trueheart. Even after a horrifying acid attack disfigured him, this cat’s loving spirit kept him strong enough to pull through and find a place to call home.

Tommy is now in Milo’s Sanctuary’s Lifetime Care Program, according to the group’s Facebook page. This rescue’s forever home will give him the ongoing medical care he needs after his terrifying ordeal.

He came from the high desert of California where he lived on the streets and relied on food from friendly neighbors. Then one day some unfriendly person or people came upon the warmhearted cat and performed an awful act of cruelty: they poured a caustic substance on the cat’s face, burning half of it, including his right eye.

Tommy managed to find his way back to one of the homes where he visited and people there took him to a vet. After receiving some poor care, and the news that he was FIV positive, the people caring for him reached out to Milo’s Sanctuary on social media for more help.

Tommy still greets people with love and purrs despite his past.  Via Milo's Sanctuary/Facebook

Tommy still greets people with love and purrs despite his past. Via Milo’s Sanctuary/Facebook

The cat spent more than a month at the vet and followed that by visiting a surgical specialist. Through the pain, the loss of an eye and the skin graft procedures, Tommy continued to treat each person he met with warmth and purrs.

Little by little, Tommy's extensive wounds have healed.  Via Milo's Sanctuary/Facebook

Little by little, Tommy’s extensive wounds have healed. Via Milo’s Sanctuary/Facebook

Now his happy, healing face and body are catching up to that sweet cat soul. He’s recovering more and more each day. If you’d like to contribute to his ongoing care, visit the Sir Thomas Trueheart Kickstarter.

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  • Is there anyway the person or people can be found? How horribly cruel, they are very disturbed. I hope someone with a loving heart adopts him. That’s why I never,ever let my pets,cat or dog roam free,outdoors.

    Lynette Ogara November 6, 2016 7:42 am Reply
  • It’s almost too horrible to think about, I am so glad he is getting better. I found a cat who had had liquid tar pour over her back. It could not be removed as her skin would have come off. It took a long time for it to gradually grow out. She always had a scar on her back. She lived on my balcony and indoors for almost 12 years. I don’t know how old she was when I found her. She was a very loving cat, even though she had been so cruelly treated.

    Clare Frances Saafan November 6, 2016 2:33 pm Reply
  • Why would a person pour acid on a cat? What an evil, evil, evil person that was. I hope his/her bad karma catches up soon. I pray that Sir Thomas soon find a home and family.

    Kandi November 6, 2016 3:25 pm Reply
  • I will pay $500.00 cash to the person who identifies this criminal and leads to their arrest and prosecution. This is crime is despicable. If you can do what my first sentence states, the $500.00 is yours. Maybe easy money for someone who saw this?

    Clay Swidler November 6, 2016 3:43 pm Reply
    • Clay, I will match your $500 for the arrest and conviction of this evil person or people who did this horrific thing to this precious animal. Having recently lost 2 of our beautiful cats to old age and illness, both nearly 20 years old and both rescued and homeless, this not only makes me extremely sad but also as mad as all heck. I only wish that I could get my hands on this evil person and teach him a lesson with my trusty baseball bat. I will be donating to the care of this beautiful fur baby in the very near future and I thank those wonderful people who are taking such loving care of Tommy. May God bless all of you fabulous people.

      Rich C November 8, 2016 7:50 am Reply
  • God will punish whoever did this to this precious baby. The cat is so beautiful even with one eye.

    Ana Vallejo November 6, 2016 8:52 pm Reply
  • I am a combat vet of Afghanistan and long time animal lover. This and stories make my blood boil I have seen what man is capable to doing to his own species.The way I always rationalized it was that man hates and envies other men but to hurt innocents ie children, animals,women. The only cure for the disease that is cowardice and cruel stupidity is to remove the cancer from society either through prison or dispatching them from our society. I am sure I am not alone in my view .People who do this be warned one day there will be a reckoning and you will be at the mercy of another actual human being and you will get far worse than you have given Innocences does not mean weakness. You are the weak and the strong will find you…enjoy the rest of your miserable life the best you can till your found! That is all

    Patrick Gurley November 6, 2016 9:23 pm Reply
  • Why… honestly, why in the world would someone do such a terrible thing??? I just do not understand. Sir Thomas will be okay w/ one eye – we have a cat w/ one eye (due to an infection when she was found as a kitten) and she does just fine. His fur will grow back. He might be a bit disfigured, but for those of us who adore kitties, it won’t make a difference. The main thing is to get him to trust humans again. My heart goes out to Sir Thomas and I pray he is able to live out his life being loved, kissed and hugged.

    Bess November 8, 2016 8:11 am Reply
  • This is a very special place in “HELL” for like that. I would love to have just one hour alone with them. Thank you to everyone taking care of him and to the ones offering a reward.

    Vickie November 8, 2016 9:02 am Reply
  • God bless this sweet kitty- I will keep him in my prayers for healing and A GREAT LOVING HOME!- and God bless those who have helped him -AND are helping him. It is so important to spay and neuter to prevent homelessness – AND to keep cats inside so they will be safe. They are all so precious and deserve love and kindness which they, also, return while making a house (or apartment!) a home!

    betty November 8, 2016 9:45 am Reply
  • EVERYONE HAS JUDGEMENT DAY, AND GOD WILL SEND THESE HORRIFIC PERVERTS TO HELL FOREVER. WHAT I WANT IS FOR THEM TO BE CAUGHT TODAY AND HAVE ACID POURED ON THEIR FACES WITHOUT THE HELP OF A DOCTOR LATER. THERE IS A SPECIAL HELL FOR MENTALLY DISTURBED DEGENERATES LIKE THE PERSON OR PERSONS WHO WANTED TO KILL TOMMY. I WOULD LIKE THEIR PUNISHMENT TO HAPPEN QUICKLY AND PAINFULLY. I WANT THEM TO HURT WORSE THAN
    POOR TOMMY, AND I DON’T WANT ANYONE TO HELP THEM. HOW THESE PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITH THEMSELVES IS BEYOND MY REALM OF COMPREHENSION. GO TO PEOPLE, YOU PERVERTS.

    SUDIE November 8, 2016 10:28 am Reply
    • I will hold the bastard down for you.. It will be my pleasure.

      Robin November 8, 2016 9:58 pm Reply
  • There is a special place in HELL for the person/people who did this. Karma is a b#!?&#!

    Amy November 8, 2016 3:22 pm Reply
  • Whoever did this horrific thing to this poor cat is truly a very evil person. I only hope that someone reports this so that this sick person can be caught and severely punished. And punished again and again every day for the rest of his/her miserable life until he/she spends eternity in Hell for what was done. This is an unforgivable act.

    Deb November 8, 2016 4:26 pm Reply
  • This breaks my heart. What a precious soul. If he ever needs a home I will take him.

    Shireen Johnson November 8, 2016 4:29 pm Reply
  • Some humans are sick with no heart!

    Susan November 8, 2016 5:43 pm Reply
  • Such a heartbreaking story with a bit of brightness to it. Thank you so much to the people at
    Milo’s Sanctuary and the people who took him to the vet after his ordeal. I have been trying to follow his progress and am so happy to see and read that he is improving and is still able to have such trust in people after suffering such horrific treatment. All 12 of my fur babies are rescues and some have been mistreated and are still loving and sweet. My heart goes out to all abused cats out there and my hope is that like Sir Thomas they find someone to rescue, love and care for them. To those that think it is acceptable to mistreat,abuse and torture any animal or person I pray that your judgement day comes very soon and is filled with the same pain that you have delivered to others.

    Stephanie November 9, 2016 7:09 am Reply
  • I drive around with cat food in the car & when I see a homeless kitty, I stop & give it good. I also feed a group of feral cats that hang out by a parking lot. I have two rescue kitties myself. It breaks my heart to think people are so mean. I’ve been feeding the feral kitties for almost two years now, we’ve given them names & have seen some grow from little kitties to big kitties. They have slowly started to trust us & come closer to us & we would never do anything to break that trust. These are all poor defenseless animals looking for someone to show them a sign of kindness not something horrible like what was done to this innocent kitty. Bless you baby, you’re beautiful, no one will ever hurt you again. I hope they catch who did this & make them pay.

    Raven November 22, 2016 5:07 pm Reply

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