Special Needs Kitty Seeks A Home

Several weeks ago, I performed surgery on a kitty named Ghostly after she sustained serious injuries from a car’s fan belt. The cat was inside the engine when it was started. Two good Samaritans saw her run from the car leaving a trail of blood behind her. They searched and searched knowing her injuries she might die without medical care.

A week later, they found her lying under a bush. Her left back leg dangled lifelessly from her body.  A thick scab covered what remained of her left eye. She purred all the way the veterinary hospital. Physical exam revealed that Ghostly has lost her left eye.  X-rays of her leg revealed multiple fractures with pockets of gas. The next day, I amputated her left leg at the knee and cleaned out her left eye socket. Ghostly did remarkably well after her surgery. She learned to walk on three legs right away and didn’t seem bothered by losing one eye. Now, this sweet girl needs a forever home.

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Ghostly did remarkably well after her surgery. She learned to walk on three legs right away and didn’t seem bothered by losing one eye. Now, this sweet girl needs a forever home.

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Even though she is missing her left eye and back leg, she still gets around without any problems. As you can tell from the images, she is a beautiful cat. She is very loving as well.  Now I ask for your help in finding this  kitty a home. If you or someone you know would like to adopt Ghostly, please contact me though the blog. Thank you!

Ghostly two weeks after her surgery.
This girl loves attention!

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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