Lucky, cat that survived acid burns against the odds, finds his home –


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On New Year's Day, employees of the Secaucus Animal Shelter took in a cat that was burned by acid on its ears and tail. Employees were unsure if the cat couldsurvive the necessary amputations, but amazingly it did.

In reaction to the animal's recovery, employees of the shelter named it Lucky.

On Friday, Lucky's fortune continued when he was adopted, along with Smudge, the last remaining cat from his litter by a woman identified on social media as Ashley.

Shelter volunteerMonni McCleary announced the adoption on her Facebook page Fridaywith photos of the two friendsplaying together.

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Smudge was the "shy" cat and was left at the shelter after all her siblings were adopted, according to McCleary. But Lucky befriended the lonely feline and their adopter took the pair.

WhenChristine Conte, manager of the Secaucus Animal Shelter,saw Lucky for the first time in January, it was apparent that he suffered severe burns. But sheinitially thought Lucky had been burned while hiding under a car. However, a veterinarian determined he had been burned by acid, Conte said.

Due to the burns, a large portion of Lucky's tail and parts of both of his ears had to be amputated. The shelter was able to pay for the operation in part due to the many donations given over the holidays, Conte said.

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