Trooper, The Tiniest Kitten Survives Dog Attack And Thrives
Meet Trooper, the kitten. He used to live underneath a porch in Colorado, with his four siblings. He was only 10 days old when he and his family were viciously attacked by a dog.
Trooper and his sister, Patience were the only two to survive. A Good Samaritan came by and saw the two kitties. She brought them to the Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. They then contacted the Foothills Animal Shelter. Trooper unfortunately was in a very serious situation — his right front leg was so mangled that there was no other choice, but to amputate it.
But, at just 10 days old he was too young to have surgery. Trooper and his sister couldn’t even really open their eyes, much less walk properly.
“Anesthesia for such young animals can be very dangerous, but we knew without the surgery he wouldn’t survive, so we decided to take the chance,” Dr. Emily Hays, chief veterinarian at Foothills, said in a press release.
But, Trooper still underwent the much needed surgery. He survived it, thankfully.
The next big step was the recovery journey. Trooper was placed into a foster home along with his sister. At their foster home they were bottle-fed, Trooper was monitored well daily. His wounds and bandages were cleaned daily to prevent him from getting and infection.
But Trooper stayed true to his name and, two months later, he’s just as rambunctious and happy as any other kitten, with a healthy love of toys. Naturally, with such a charming personality, it didn’t take long for both him and his sister to be adopted out to different homes.
“We feel so fortunate that he’s a part of our family and settling in nicely,” Cindy H., Trooper’s new mom, said in the press release.
It has been a very tough ride for Trooper and his sister, but thankfully they get to move onto new healthy and happy chapters in their lives. You can help Foothills Animal Shelter continue doing good work for animals in need by making a donation. Share with your friends!
(h/t: the dodo)