CLIFTON PARK — State police are asking for the public’s help after a cat was found with apparent chemical burns in Clifton Park.
The cat was taken to Saratoga County Animal Shelter and is “receiving the best care possible,” shelter officials wrote on Facebook.
The investigation began Friday after animal control officers contacted state police. The cat had been found abandoned in a crate on Hollandale Lane in Clifton Park and brought to the shelter for treatment of apparent chemical burns.
The shelter provided further information on Facebook, writing that the cat and crate were found on a lawn at an apartment complex.
Upon examination, shelter workers concluded the injuries occurred within a day or two of the cat being found, state police said.
The cat is described as a neutered male domestic short hair. He is a dark gray tiger cat with a white chest and front paw, the shelter said. State police and the shelter also released a photo of the cat.
Anyone with information about the animal’s owner is asked to contact state police in Clifton Park at 518-583-7000.
The cat has since been given a name by the shelter, “Soldier.”
The shelter also has been actively seeking information about the cat, whom they are referring to as “Soldier.”
Over the weekend, the organization has asked for monetary donations to help Soldier, as well as specific products such as antibiotics that treat serious infections.
“Thank you everyone for sharing, and for your concerns for our friend whom we have named Solider,” the shelter wrote on Facebook Friday. “Soldier is currently receiving the best care possible and will continue to be treated here. We are currently treating for a variety of concerns. Our main focus is providing him with the care and treatment he needs, so please be patient with us. We will be sure to keep everyone updated with his progress.”