As his name suggests, Purrcey is quite the purring machine. He is also, at the age of 4-months and 1-week, quite the little survivor. During his short life, Purrcey has experienced more than his fair share of hard knocks.
Karina Bailey, the Cat Shelter Manager at The Lost Dogs’ Home said it is unclear how Purrcey incurred so many injuries,
“He also arrived with a severely scabby ear, of which half was missing, and had further injuries to the tip of his tail which made us suspect he may have survived a hit and run. However, it really is too difficult with the limited information we have on hand to say definitively how the little kitten got into such a bad state.”
Following an x-ray it was discovered that his hind leg was badly broken, and he also had damage to his pelvis. Karina said the bad leg was causing Purrcey a high level of pain and so it was decided by the Home’s veterinary team that it would need to be amputated.
“His surgery went well and he is already moving around independently. It will however, take time for Purrcey to adjust to the change. He will also need to build his muscle tone to support himself,” Karina said.
Karina said he was then placed into foster care for one-month, where his true personality really blossomed,
“His time in foster care has indicated that Purrcey is well adjusted to having the company of fellow furry friends and would also be suitable for a family with children,” she added.
Given the fact that he has only three legs, Karina suggested Purrcey would be an indoor cat where there is a lower likelihood of him getting injured.
Despite enduring so many injuries, Purrcey is a happy and friendly pussy-cat. Now fully recovered, Purrcey deserves a home that will cherish him and appreciate his value!
Why not visit Purrcey this weekend?
Do you have the heart and home to open up to Purrcey? Check out his profile and many more pets like Purrcey on our website www.dogshome.com or simply jot down his ID number 919252 and call the Shelter on 9329 2755.
Don’t forget, you can meet Purrcey at The Lost Cats’ Home at 2 Gracie St, North Melbourne.