'Ember' the cat saved by Humane Society of St. Joseph County and Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic

NOW: ’Ember’ the cat saved by Humane Society of St. Joseph County and Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The Humane Society of St. Joseph County is asking the public's help to cover medical expenses for the affectionately named cat, "Ember", who survived a garage fire on Tuesday morning.

Ember's life was saved using new technology at the Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic after the cat was found to be suffering from smoke inhalation.

Thanks to Lincolnway's new hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which is the only one of its kind available for hundreds of miles from the Michiana area, Ember is now in stable condition and recovering at the Humane Society of St. Joseph County.

Although, Sarah Stanton, Outreach Coordinator for the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, states hyperbolic chamber treatments are amazing and lifesaving, but also costly for the non-profit shelter. The estimated bill from this is $460.

Stanton said Ember the calico cat is going to need lots of love, rest, and medical care, which can include blood work, antibiotics, burn ointment, and pain meds to keep her comfortable.

So far medical expenses for Ember have exceeded $650, according to Stanton.

The shelter is kept running through donations, and Stanton says they're thankful that the community of animal lovers can come together to help save lives.

If you'd like to donate to help Ember, you can do so here.

Humane Society of St. Joseph County: Ember

Humane Society of St. Joseph County: Ember

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