Sam’s rescue: Injured, abandoned kitten gets help

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Sam the rescued kitten

An abandoned injured kitten rescued from the side of a road is back on his feet – but now only has three.

He was thought to be dead when he was found by workmen on the side of the road in Merthyr, Wales UK.

But this little kitten – who was found on May 1 – aged around eight weeks at the time, is one little fighter.

He is in the care of the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “The workmen who found him at first thought he was dead. He was very subdued, thin and had sustained neurological damage to his front left leg, not being able to use or feel it all.

“We don’t know what happened to him or how he sustained this injury, it could have been as a result of a number of things.”

The workmen took the kitten – now named Sam – to a veterinary surgery where he was examined.

Inspector Cooper said: “The vet thought there was a slight chance his leg would recover and so I took him home and fostered him for three weeks.

“During these three weeks he turned into a lovely, happy, inquisitive little kitten which is what he should have been all along.”

Unfortunately his injured leg made no improvements and Sam had to have his leg amputated on veterinary advice, as it would have only caused him problems in the future.

Following his operation he has recovered well and is proving he is more than capable with just the three legs.

“He is doing really well on three legs,” added inspector Cooper. “He is actually faster than my four legged cat!”

Sam will be up for rehoming at the RSPCA’s Llys Nini Animal Centre in the next couple of weeks.

Sam after his amputation surgery


2 thoughts on “Sam’s rescue: Injured, abandoned kitten gets help”

  1. Thank heaven for the kindness of the workmen…who didn’t just walk away from Sam….but took him for help. Far too many would not have helped, which is the sadness in our world.

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