While in Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Stephen Paslawski, a firefighter from Philadelphia, shared his heartwarming story of adopting a burned cat named Campbell. Lt. Paslawski recently experienced the loss of his 15-year old cat and felt it was time to welcome a new furry friend into his life. When he met Campbell, who was recovering from multiple surgeries after being set on fire by two men, he knew it was meant to be. Campbell climbed onto his shoulder and put his paws up as if to say “I choose you.” The two men responsible for Campbell’s injuries were charged with animal abuse and are currently serving 2 years in jail.
After hearing the heartbreaking news about Campbell, Paslawski reached out to PSPCA with a desire to adopt him. As someone who had recently lost a cat due to illness, he felt that adopting Campbell, who had been burnt, would be a perfect fit. Paslawski expressed his disgust at the inhumane treatment of animals and promised to provide Campbell with a loving home for the rest of his life. Two years later, Campbell is now a happy and healthy cat living with his adopted brother Geo, who was also rescued from Philadelphia Red Paw. He enjoys spending time on their screened porch or roaming their fenced yard, where he likes to eat grass. Although he lost the tips of his ears, his hair has all grown back, and he remains a handsome and loving boy. For Campbell, love is all he desires, which is a sentiment that rings true for all animals.