In late April, the Animal Alliance of New Jersey posted pictures of Justin -- a 5-week-old kitten who had suffered "monstrous abuse." According to the alliance's Facebook page, Justin was found in Philadelphia after being set on fire.
Each of Justin's pictures averaged around 600 shares. The alliance also set up a Pay Pal account where people could donate towards Justin's recovery. After being rescued, he began treatment at Crown Veterinary Specialists and Emergency.
By early May, Justin was recuperating well. Eventually he regained a "voracious appetite," and started doing "normal kitten things."
Then, in late May, little Justin met the "cone of shame" to keep him from playing with his stitches. But his recovery and Internet fame continued. He was discharged and headed to a loving foster home.
With love and support, he lost the cone AND the stitches.
By June, he looked like a completely different (and even more adorable) kitty.
And on Sunday, the alliance posted this:
(Credit: Justin, Fire Survivor Facebook)
The caption read "Justin has made himself right at home with his new family."
Justin even has his own Facebook page now, called "Justin, Fire Survivor." The amazing little guy already has more than 2,000 fans.
Today, he learned to climb stairs!