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A cat from Teesside had a miraculous recovery after suffering 60 percent burns.
Hades went missing from his home in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in October. When he returned two days later his owners saw how badly he'd been burned.
"As I picked him up all his fur started just falling away. We were all devastated just burst into tears because we just couldn't believe the state he came back in and we couldn't think what had happened." Moira Watson-Pickering, Hades' owner
The family aren't sure how it happened but haven't ruled out that he was hurt on purpose while roaming around Lingdale.
"We were quite worried about him and then we found he also had some sores around his nose and his mouth because cats do wash themselves and I do think he probably tried to lick whatever substance was off him that burnt his nose and his mouth." Stephanie Williams, Head nurse, PDSA Middlesbrough
Hades will now have to get used to life as a house cat as his owners are worried about letting him out on the streets again.
"I just hope it doesn't happen to any other animal as I wouldn't like to think of another family going through what we've gone through. He's still the wonderful Hades we know and love and we're just so grateful." Moira Watson-Pickering, Hades' owner
You can watch the full report from Frances Read below.
Two-year-old Cleveland cat Hades is on the road to recovery after a brush with ill health when he suffered sixty percent chemical burns.
The cat is now back home with his family and recovering well.
Hades the cat went missing back in October - and when he finally returned home his fur was falling off.
It turned out that he had suffered 60 percent chemical burns.
The vets cannot be sure how it happened, but they have not ruled out that Hades was hurt on purpose.
After treatment though the cat is recovering well - and his family, on Teesside, say that they are delighted.
A cat from Cleveland has been called a "miracle survivor" after surviving sixty percent chemical burns.
Hades went missing from his home in Lingdale in late-October and returned home two days later covered in injuries.
The black and white cat's fur had fallen out in large patches, revealing red raw skin underneath.
Hades was taken to the PDSA PetAid hospital in Middlesbrough, where he stayed for several days, and he is now recovering well.