When you come across a severely injured animal on the sidewalk, how can you safely and effectively assist without causing further harm or injury?
Yesterday, a good Samaritan noticed and about when she spotted an injured kitten abandoned in a box alone on the sidewalk.
She immediately plucked the tiny lifeform to safety and rushed her to ACCT Philly for emergency care.
The tiny kitten’s leg was immediately treated, however, she still needed a home, somewhere she could heal in comfort. This issue was swiftly resolved by Erica, who quickly took her in.
Erica named her new guest Phoebe, who quickly made herself at home. Apart from her injured leg, the only other cause for concern was some incontinence and an inability to eat on her own.
- They planned to find a suitable orphaned kitten a new home. However, the very next day they had to change their plans!
- After feeding the neighborhood stray, she comes to find a tiny kitten left on her balcony!
However, these issues quickly cleared up after a couple of days as Phoebe quickly began to put on weight.
Soon, an increase in weight was quickly followed by an increase in energy, which resulted in multiple escape attempts.
This was quickly followed by another as the tiny feline showcased her newfound climbing skills.
Erica gave Phoebe a faux mama to keep her company when Erica wasn’t around. The good news was that at this time, Phoebe was learning to use her litter box and her behavior was becoming more aligned with that of a healthy kitten.
As P𝚑𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚎 w𝚊s n𝚘w 𝚑ittin𝚐 𝚊ll 𝚑𝚎𝚛 w𝚎i𝚐𝚑t 𝚐𝚘𝚊ls it w𝚊s tim𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚎𝚛 t𝚘 m𝚎𝚎t 𝚛𝚎si𝚍𝚎nt c𝚊t F𝚘𝚛𝚎st.
An𝚍 𝚍𝚎s𝚙it𝚎 𝚊n𝚢 𝚛𝚎s𝚎𝚛v𝚊ti𝚘ns, E𝚛ic𝚊 m𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚊v𝚎 𝚑𝚊𝚍, t𝚑in𝚐s w𝚎nt w𝚎ll 𝚏𝚛𝚘m t𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚎t-𝚐𝚘.
F𝚛𝚘m t𝚑𝚊t m𝚘m𝚎nt F𝚘𝚛𝚎st 𝚊n𝚍 P𝚑𝚘𝚎𝚋𝚎 𝚋𝚎c𝚊m𝚎 ins𝚎𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚋l𝚎.
The good news was that Phoebe now had someone to look up to, someone to teach her how to cat.
By taking these steps, you can contribute to the welfare of the injured animal and demonstrate the compassion and empathy that all living creatures deserve. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of spreading awareness about the well-being of animals and the significance of collective efforts to protect and care for them.
Please share this story with all of your cat-loving friends and family!