Thank you for your help - WLPA's
three legged kitty gets a new name and a new start to life!
Almost two weeks ago, we emailed
you about a rescued 8 month old cat who had a rather rough start
to life. She was tortured - the bottom quarter of her tail was
cut off and her front left foot was injured -before she was
dumped at a take away food store. To raise the funds to pay for
her expensive surgery to amputate her leg, we decided to sell
the rights to name this gorgeous girl on ebay!
Thanks to your generous support and by forwarding on to
your contacts we were able to help cover the cost of her surgery
and post-operative care.
We are also pleased to announce
her new name is Ruby as chosen by the winning
bidder, Margaret. We think it is a beautiful and fitting name
for such a precious little girl!
When Margaret saw our appeal for
Ruby she felt compelled to bid to name her as six years ago
Margaret was driving along Rookwood Road, Yagoona and spotted a
small tabby kitten in the gutter. She stopped and to her horror
saw that one of the kitten's legs had been badly injured and the
foot was missing, bare bone was showing. As the RSPCA was just
down the road she dropped the kitten there for treatment. To her
distress, the next day when she rang up she was told the kitten
had been euthanised. She wished she had kept the kitten
overnight and taken it for treatment at her own vet as even if
the leg had to be amputated the kitten would have had a good
life on three legs. She was haunted by her regrets around this
and this is the reason why Margaret wanted to have the final bid
and the naming rights of our rescued kitten.
Ruby's progress (by
Sue, WLPA foster carer)
Since coming home from surgery and being at least 2 weeks in
recovery Ruby has proven to be a real fighter, she demanded
that the bandage on her front leg be removed right away she she
did her very best to remove that, much to my horror. Each day
Ruby makes more progress, not just with her new appearance but
with her shy character. Have you ever heard a cat purr after its
spent so many months protecting itself from harm and surviving a
horrible life? The first night (about a week after the surgery)
that Ruby purred I really didn't believe she was purring. I had
been rubbing her neck and talking to her and out of nowhere she
began to purr and relax a bit more. Each day she continued to
purr and now you just cant stop her (not that I want too).
Ruby had decided around a week and a half
after surgery that she was sick of resting in her bed and
very careful ventured out, just a step at first for them few
days, then a few more steps. When I walk into her room Ruby
is right there waiting for me, she chirps at me and gives
the odd meow, I sit and have a play with her and she cant
help her excitement. Ruby rolls on the floor exposing her
belly for little rubs, she also smooches all over me to tell
me how happy she is. While I watch she sits and plays on her
scratching post with her toys and has really had fun
collecting them in her mouth and taking her toys to the
other side of the room to play with. She has had a great
deal of progress but still has a lot to go as yet.
Now that Ruby has been
through such a major surgery in her little life and has
almost recovered our next desire is to find her that
forever loving family. She is a special girl and will
require nothing less than a special family.
Unfortunately she is not suitable for your kids and
large or loud familes, she would also benefit from
another feline companion as she craves the attention of
my own cats.