Miley is a sweet two and a half year old cat
who lived her life outdoors by day and indoors by night. Usually Miley would
come into the house at night but when she didn't return one evening, her family
was worried. As they pulled in the driveway the next evening, Miley sprinted
across the street to greet them. That's when they noticed serious injuries to
her left paw. She must have mustered all the strength and stamina that she
could find in order to cross that street. There were numerous puncture wounds,
small lacerations, and a degloving injury. What is degloving? It means that the
skin and subcutaneous tissue have been torn away, exposing the underlying soft
tissues and ligaments of the paw. Miley's family was informed that the injuries
were so significant that it would be necessary to amputate her left leg.
Enter FACE Foundation and help with the
unexpected medical expense. Shortly after surgery, her family wrote,"What
a blessing your organization is. Although she is taking it easy, Miley is as
happy as ever (other than having the cone on her head)." In a recent
conversation with her family, we were told that the cone is gone and the
stitches are out. Miley is still wearing a kitty sweater because the
veterinarian said it would give her a sense of security as she becomes accustomed
to the loss of one leg. Not much is stopping this girl! She is running and
playing and giving kitty loves just as she always did before the accident. In
fact, a bannister that is only 4" wide remains one of her favorite places to
rest and watch her family.
There is a great quotation that is attributed
to Groucho Marx. "A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal
is going somewhere." We know that Miley will be crossing everyone's path
with the same speed and energy with three legs that she had with four legs!
Thank you, FACE! And wishes for a full recovery, Miley!