There’s a feral cat that my mother feeds, but two of its legs seem to be missing. Can you come and rescue it?
We received a report that a woman in a rural area was taking care of a cat that had two of its legs missing. The caller was the woman’s daughter, and she told us that she had sent antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs, which her mother had given to the cat mixed in with her food.
When we got there, we found the cat lying in a box covered with a plastic bag. When we tried to get a closer look, the cat hid its body into the corner. The cat had very black, glossy fur with large green eyes. The rescue team named him Leo.
Upon examination by the vet, it was discovered that Leo’s left front leg and left hind leg were missing with the bones exposed, and his right hind leg was badly fractured with the toes missing. The vet told us that it was probably due to a car accident and living in the streets for long.
Leo had to be operated on to have his left front and hind legs amputated cleanly. He was also diagnosed positive for herpes, so he would need to receive treatment for a long time.
Although he has lost two of his legs, Leo has no issues living a normal life as a cat. He is house-trained and can do things for himself just fine.
Leo doesn’t have any discomfort being with people, and acts like he has lived with people all his life. He’s also happy to fall asleep in your lap!
Leo is now waiting for a family who can give him the love and safety he deserves.