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Burned Arlington cat Blossom gets a new home

Sherry Davis of Cedar Hill hugs her new family member, Blossom. The cat survived being set on fire in September near AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Davis adopted Blossom just a few days ago.
Sherry Davis of Cedar Hill hugs her new family member, Blossom. The cat survived being set on fire in September near AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Davis adopted Blossom just a few days ago. Courtesy

Blossom has a new home.

The cat found with third-degree burns on her face and ears in September near AT&T Stadium has recovered enough that she was adopted by Sherry Davis of Cedar Hill.

Officials with the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth recently announced the adoption. Blossom underwent surgery and six weeks of medical care before she was ready for a new home.

The cat was discovered by a woman wandering in an apartment complex near the stadium. Officials believe someone used a lighter or blowtorch to burn her head and left her at the complex.

They said her burns scars will remain, but she’s expected to live a normal life.

“She loves to run around the house, bouncing off the furniture and playing with everything in sight,” the humane society’s Lori Sanderson said in a news release. “She’s hilarious! If you didn’t see her scars, you would never know that she’s been through such a horrible ordeal.”

Sanderson is clinical services manager at the humane society and Blossom’s foster mother.

Humane society officials said that because Blossom’s story touched so many people, it took nearly two weeks to review the numerous adoption applications and select her new home.

“We are thrilled that Blossom finally has the loving home she deserves,” executive director Ann Barnes said in a news release. “Though Blossom is moving on, HSNT is still working hard to locate the sadistic human who burned her face in September.”

A $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for burning Blossom.

Anyone with information should call the humane society’s investigations department at 817-332-4768, Ext. 113, or email investigations@hsnt.org.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763, @mingoramirezjr

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