VIDEO: Puss in bandages recovering in Sutterton after being burnt in Boston bonfire accident

A cat has to spend weeks in full leg bandages after the skin on her paws burnt away when she was caught in a bonfire.

The female cat, temporarily named Flare, was found hiding in a shed with singed fur, no whiskers and all four feet burnt.

The female cat, temporarily named Flare who was injured in a bonfire.

The female cat, temporarily named Flare who was injured in a bonfire.

Vets believe she was caught up in a bonfire after being found on November 8 just outside of Boston.

The stray is now recovering from her ordeal at Sutterton Veterinary Hospital, but it will be weeks before she is fully healed.

Practice manager Emma Walker put an appeal on the centre’s Facebook page in a hope to find out if Flare had an owner.

She said: “The skin that has been burnt needs to regenerate so her bandages will be on for a few weeks.

“It will be a good five or six weeks before she will be at full health again but she is the most loving cat.

“We have got appeals out for her owner but no one has come forward yet.

“We believe she probably got caught in a bonfire as all her fur is singed, she has no whiskers and all four feet are burnt.

“If this was the case she is very lucky to be alive, and lucky that a nice lady found her and brought her straight to our Sutterton Hospital.”

Flare has been recovering on the quiet cat ward where she has been treated with intravenous fluid therapy, antibiotics and pain relief.

Ms Walker added: “Flare appears comfortable and loves having a fuss. She loves a cuddle and shows her appreciation by purring.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sutterton Hospital on 0800 779 7774.