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Adorable Kitten Set On Fire, Is Lovingly Nursed Back To Health (PICTURES)

03/05/2013 15:13 BST | Updated 04/05/2013 12:18 BST

A five-week-old kitten is lucky to be alive after being viciously set on fire.

Justin, who weighs just one pound, was taken to the Crown Veterinary Specialists Hospital in Clinton Township, America where he is being treated for his burns.

Dr Wendy Ross told nj.com "The fact that someone would do that to a innocent animal is very, very disturbing."

"The tips of his ears were singed so have been removed. Had he not been treated as quickly as he was, he would have died."

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Luckily a quick thinking passer-by saved adorable little Justin by covering him with their coat.

Thanks to a non-profit organisation, The Animal Alliance of New Jersey, funds are now being raised to help with Justin's medical expenses and will try to help re-house him...we certainly wish the little fella well.

5 Week Old Kitten Set On Fire