My name is Boiler. All I remember is the hot liquid melting my skull and ear and blurring my vision. My heart was pounding in my ears. The pain was so intense, I almost became numb because it was too unbearable to feel…the reason: someone had thrown boiling water on me as a joke. I couldn’t get away fast enough. I couldn’t understand what was happening and next thing I know for what felt like a lifetime was just pain and fear…then the ACF team took me in. I was aggressive because I was so scared. I thought I would be tortured more. I couldn’t even see which made me scratch and flail about violently. I just wanted to run away and die in peace…suddenly I felt a bit of relief. The doctors fixed me. I started healing slowly. My cage and bed felt safe. I was fed twice a day, big meals that I never had before I had clean drinking water all the time. I saw others like myself healing around me. I became familiar with my surroundings and adjusted to having one eye. I’m still scared of humans but I’m finally at peace. I’m happy.