A three-legged kitten was given a second shot at life, and she has astounded all of her caregivers with her extraordinary courage and tenacity in dealing with her challenges.
The adorable kitten was discovered alone in a family’s yard, barely 6-7 days old. The worst aspect was that she was missing a portion of one of her rear legs due to a trauma that had most likely occurred during her delivery.
A caring individual discovered the kitten and didn’t hesitate to seek assistance online since she need immediate medical treatment.
When Dannielle Southon, founder of Southon Rescue, read the post, she didn’t wait to respond, picking her up and taking her in without hesitation.
“He had a twisted leg wound, most likely as a result of a wrapped umbilical chord.” Her bone had become exposed, and she was infected severely.’
Dannielle cleansed the wound, provided food and medicine, and bandaged the stump to aid with healing.
The kitten was given the name Jack since everyone assumed it was a kitten at first, but when they learnt the truth, they opted to maintain the name. Soon after, Jack demonstrated that he was a kitten with a voracious hunger and found her purr machine, so he began demanding food from him.
“Jack’s leg looked significantly better after three and a half days of antibiotics, pain control, and cleanings.”
The swelling had gone down significantly, and his small stump was doing admirably; everything was going as planned for his caregivers. She was also determined to grow up to be a gorgeous young cat, and nothing would stop her.
She ate till she couldn’t eat any more and went about on her three little legs, practicing her champion walking every day. She switched on her tiny purr engine every time someone touched her, soaking up all the affection she could.
Over the next two weeks, Jack continued to make incredible improvement, surprise both his foster mother and the veterinarian.
Jack walked on three legs perfectly at five weeks old, played, and attempted to climb every obstacle that came his way.
“It was apparent that he would be OK after the wound healed.”
He also spotted other kittens racing around the room one day and decided to emulate them by following them around the home.