Meet Piper. At just a year old, this courageous little girl had already endured a lifetime of pain before being rescued from death row by the angels at Anjellicle Cat Rescue, just two short weeks ago.
From her Facebook info page:
"Piper was rescued from the euthanasia list at the NYC shelter on Feb. 25th. She had been there for five days. She was picked up from the street after someone called in an "injured cat." She was pulled by a volunteer with Anjellicle Cats Rescue and immediately taken to the vet. Her pelvis was shattered and her front leg so broken that it had to be amputated. Through all this, Piper's eyes show acceptance, trust and friendship. We will follow her progress."
Piper wears a homemade sweater to protect her amputation wound and abcess drain
I recently discovered Piper's story through an article by NY Cats Examiner columnist, Alexis Henry. Something about this kitty's big, expressive green eyes and tiny, delicate frame made me instantly drawn to her.
Piper is currently recovering in a loving foster home, where she's doing well after undergoing surgery to remove her front leg. However, there are still some concerns over her pelvic fracture, which they are hoping will heal on its own over time.
Her vet bill totaled nearly $5,000, and there's a ChipIn page if you'd like to contribute some money towards her medical expenses. You can also follow her on Facebook to see the latest pictures, and updates on her progress.
We're sending out great big healing purrs to this unbelievably brave kitty, and hope that her future is nothing but bright!