SweetPea is a kitten that was born with no back feet and missing half her tail. However, she managed to beat the odds because although she wound up in a high-kill animal shelter, she now has a wonderful forever home! A worker at Cumberland County Animal Control Center saw Sweetpea and contacted Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Inc., who couldn’t help but fall in love with the kitten immediately. On Wednesday she came to live with the rescue permanently.
Although it is a bit of a mystery, the vet feels that the bottom of Sweetpea’s legs were crushed in utero from the umbilical cord getting wrapped around her legs and cutting off the circulation. She also has osteomyelitis (a bone infection) and a fractured femar. However, other than that she is doing well. Despite her physical limitations, Sweetpea has no problem getting around and plays like any other six weeks old kitten.
<– Take a look at the video to the left to see her in action.
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit life time care animal rescue and sanctuary located in St Pauls, NC. They were started in 2005 to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed unadoptable by regular shelters and were going to be killed just because they are blind. In 2011 they built a second shelter to answer the need for a safe place for FEL+ & FIV+ cats that were going to be killed just because they test positive for these viruses.
No, Sweetpea is not blind. But that doesn’t matter to The Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. They made an exception to the rule because this little girl needed help right now. Since they are in a community that does a lot of dog fighting, they did not want to see her be used as bait, and did not want to see her killed just because she was not perfect. As Alana Miller, founder of Blind Cat Rescue said, “she tugged at my heart!”
Because of missing her feet, Blind Cat Rescue is using a very soft litter for her to dig in, called Precious Cat Senior Litter. Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. is asking for donations to help with the cost of her vet bills and special litter. To donate, check out Sweetpea’s sponsor page. You can also donate the food Sweetpea likes, or her litter via the Blind Cat Rescue Amazon Wish List.
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