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Sweet kitty thrown in fire will go to "sanctuary" when well enough to travel

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Elizabeth, the burned South Carolina cat thrown into a fire by a 13-year-old, continues to heal. An update was posted on the Darlington County Humane Society Facebook page on December 1.

Elizabeth will be going to Caring for Creatures, a Palmyra,Virginia rescue group that currently provides sanctuary for 200 animals. Darlington County Humane Society has worked with this rescue for many years now, with CFC taking in pets on the euthanasia list, as well as other tough cases.

This is the type need the CFC deals with on a daily basis, so she'll receive the best of care

Elizabeth has been renamed Rita by the rescue, and will be going there when she's medically able to travel. Right now it's unknown whether Elizabeth/Rita will need skin graphs. Everyone involved in her care is in agreement that Rita is looking at a long recovery. Susan Blakeney with Darlington County HS stated on their Facebook page

" We are looking at months and months of healing time before she will even begin to feel like a pet again."

This is the fifth article written on Elizabeth/Rita and published on Examiner. Please read the recommended articles listed after this update to learn her how much this sweet cat is loved.

CFC now has a YouCaring account set up to help with Rita's mounting medical bills. You can donate by clicking here. Rita's condition can now be followed on the Darlington Facebook page, and the Facebook page for Caring for Creatures.

CFC also has a website where you can help not only Rita, but other animals in their care. A visual tour of the facility can be viewed here.

No word available at this time on whether any punishment will be ordered for the 13-year-old boy who committed this horrific act.

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