Brunhilda’s Road to Recovery

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Brunhilda was found on the streets of Detroit, dragging herself along by her front legs. Now, with therapy and a prosthetic, she is learning to walk again.

A concerned citizen called Michigan Humane Society‘s Rescue Team, who came to pick up the cat and found she had extreme injuries to her hind legs. One of her legs had an open compound fracture, and the other leg had a fracture that had caused her toes to curl underneath her leg and her cause her to wear through the skin to the bone.

She was immediately taken to MHS and brought under the care of staff veterinarians, who had to do four surgeries – including amputating one of the legs. Since the remaining hind leg had been worn to a “nub” and she did not have remaining paw pads, MHS sought out the assistance of Orthopets, a company that makes prosthetics for animals, and Pawsitive Steps Rehab, who helped Brunhilda learn to walk again.

Brunhilda got a new prosthetic limb and with the help of her foster mom and the rehab staff at Pawsitive Steps, she is learning to walk and get around with ease.

Now – after six months of care, this beautiful cat is looking for a forever home that will help her adjust to her new life.

Brunhilde is available through MHS’s Detroit Center for Animal Care.

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