Curiosity almost killed this Oahu cat

Tedra Villaroz
Tedra Villaroz

By Paul Drewes bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - They say cats have nine lives. Well, one crispy kitty nearly used all of his lives up at once.

But along with this being an incredible story of survival, there is also a plea going out to pet owners this holiday weekend.

He's a little shy to come out of his cat carrier. But last week, this feline wasn't shy at all about getting into an electrical transformer box.

"He got about 7000 volts of electricity, so it's a miracle Krispy is still with us," said Tedra Villaroz.

Krispy, as he is affectionately called, has a huge scar where the electricity coursed through his body, along with burns on his ears. But he also has a more serious injury.

"I don't know if the cut will be up here or at the joint cause it looks infected," said a veterinarian assistant at Kalihi Pet Clinic.

The high voltage fried the flesh on his leg. And after surviving the ordeal, he will have his right hind leg amputated.

Even after all he has been through, Krispy is still a friendly and chatty cat. And after his surgery, there is hope he will once again be adopted into a caring family's home.

"He's a sweet cat, very social, really a tough guy and very verbal. And he hasn't complained through it all," added Villaroz.

Krispy is just one example of what can happen when cats get outside. And its especially important to keep pets indoors this weekend, during the July 4th celebrations.

The noise, smoke and flames from fireworks can be upsetting to pets. So you should keep your animals inside, preferably in a quiet room.

And make sure your pet is micro chipped and has a collar and tag. So if they get away, you can be contacted.

Even though they can't talk, pets will thank you for thinking of them this holiday.

If you would like to help with Krispy's recovery or would like to adopt this lucky cat. Go to or for more information. You can also call 554-2797 for the latest on Krispy.