After Biscuit… Saving HAPPY!!!
The passing of Biscuit has taught me the extent of our reach and how deep the connection we have built with all of you. I’m totally devastated by the loss but I’m also terribly proud of the kind of community we have built. We do, what noone else does… and we are going to do it again, this time for this beautiful black girl…
I’ve named her Happy, in the hope that the name brings her some good luck because she really needs it.
She has been found in a terrible state crawling in the streets, she was laying on the floor, trying to stand up but she couldn’t. The problem is not only having one fractured bone, is that she has TWO BROKEN LEGS and she will lose one of them or both unless we fix her.
Her front leg has radial paralysis, and it cannot be fixed in any way so we will have to amputate it. That’s ok, it’s bad, but it’s not end of the world, tripod cats do very well, and they can run fast like the wind.
The problem is that her back leg is ALSO broken, the knee is shattered in multiple pieces, and it needs total reconstruction. This quite a complicated surgery, it’s not just putting a plate to a broken bone, we need to rebuild one of the most complex articulations on a mammal and do so in a way that the knee continues being operational so that she can move. Before she came to us Happy went to two vets. Both recomended the person that found her that it was better to kill her. Finally, she contacted us, we were her last resort.
The knee is pretty badly fractured, but it’s not an impossible operation, and we can fix it.
After this is done we will let her recover for two or three weeks and we will have to amputate the front leg.
Saving animals like Happy it’s not an easy task. It requires to have broad vision and perspective, to consider all possible alternatives and understand that the best outcome for an animal is not death, that’s the WORST!!!!… the best possible for a cat like Happy today, is to be operated, to have her leg reconstructed and then, in time, to have a great life as a tripod in a great home.
So that’s the plan, and for that we need you… This is an incredible community able to do things that noone else does.
Today we are Happy’s last and only hope. IF WE FAIL SHE WILL HAVE NO LIFE.
Let’s make this happen…
Please, watch this video I took this morning with Happy and if you can, contribute to her Chipin today… That’s it.. we are her only chance now..
Update October 27
Update November 7
Happy is… Happy… well.. nearly happy, her operated leg is recovering very well, and we don’t expect any problems on this front. Now she needs to get ready for her second, and unfortunately far more traumatic operation, the amputation of her front leg affected by radial paralysis.
It’s really sad that she has go to through this but it’s really inevitable, there is no other solution