Nine lives but only three legs

Katy has been very fortunate to find a new home here in Crete, making the most of it after a long journey…    Saturday 25/01/14

This poor girl is approximately 6 months old but very small for her age, she arrived on a dark wet night in December after being found by the roadside with her back legs bloody & having to drag herself along. There were no vets available but Cassie valiantly scooped her up & brought her to us for emergency care.

Shocked from pain & blood loss Katy had a small fracture (we later found on x-ray) of the pelvis, her back leg & the base of her tail had foul infected wounds, the left leg open to the bone. A critical issue was that she had already lost the left front leg in the past! if we did not stop the infection amputation of a second limb was not viable Katy would have to be euthanised.

Our vet & volunteer assistants skilfully cut away the infected tissue on her leg & the wounds were cleaned & sutured; she needed twice daily antibiotic injections, anti-inflammatory & pain relief drugs & wound cleaning & cage rest was all we could now we hoped for the best.

Now 6 weeks later she is helping dismantle the xmas tree & bounding about the garden! Her wounds are completely healed but she has a small limp due to muscle damage on the back leg & is a little clumsy which may or may not resolve in time.

Some psychological trauma also remains & she is slightly nervous outdoors with strangers but she is gradually becoming more confident. She is very mischievous & talkative but also affectionate loving other cats & humans she is quite capable of being a lap cat.

Katy needs a safe garden without busy roads, to be kept in at night & protected from other animals that may attack her, we suspect she was savaged by a roaming dog.

We need a special home for Katy Kitten, can any of you give her the love & attention this valiant little girl needs?

Fate sometimes provides..

Thanks to all who responded for this appeal, fate intervened last night when we were phoned by a couple with an abandoned kitten.  Once the kitten arrived it was washed, treated for ear mites & other parasites. Apart from very mild cat flu he was an adorable pure white with bicoloured eyes (green & blue).

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Hebe, a kitten with a broken leg

A very devastating start to the New Year (2017) those of you who visit us have seen Hebe running around the garden scaling trees like she had 6 legs. Rescued from an olive grove peppered with lead shot her leg broken beyond repair. Hebe came through the trauma of losing her leg as a kitten by then we could not bear to part with her, she stayed with us added to our menagerie of waifs and strays. After days stuck indoors with bad weather full of energy she raced off to investigate her fields and trees, she slipped from her favourite olive tree dying from the trauma of her injuries. Hebe would never have been happy trapped indoors, it is now very quiet without her & she is sorely missed.

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