March 4th, 2012 11:58 EST
Trooper The Cat Who Was Frozen To Driveway Loses Leg & Tail, But Doing Well
"A cat found frozen in a driveway in eastern Canada has left a veterinary hospital in Prince Edward Island minus one leg and its tail.
The cat, now named Trooper, also underwent surgery to repair his pelvis at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown, The Guardian of Charlottetown reported. Trooper will be in a foster home in Newfoundland while he continues its recovery.
Trooper had been stuck to a driveway for 24 hours, and rescuers had to use warm water to free him. Pet owners should never let their pets venture outside when it`s freezing.
Adopting a cat or a dog is a lifetime proposition, you are responsible for them for the rest of their lives. I shudder when I hear of a friend or family member giving away his pet, because his new apartment doesn`t allow pets. Before I bought my home I wouldn`t move into a new apartment until I found one that was pet-friendly. I`d rather be homeless with my cat and dog, then live in a mansion without them.
Folks are quick to give up on their pets when they become too old or are injured, but consider Trooper, vets expect him to live a quality life, even though he has only three legs and no tail. Trooper is already having a great time playing with his foster parents, he lives up to his name.
Once Trooper heals from his surgeries, let`s hope that he quickly finds a permanent home. Trooper has earned the right to live in peace and comfort for the rest of his life.
Pic of Trooper: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/03/02/pei-trooper-cat-home.html
Photo Credit: Wikipedia.Org (Generic Cat)
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