Shivering and twitching, her leg appeared swollen and floppy, and she seemed unable to move.
When RSPCA Rescue Officer Heidi arrived at the scene, poor Popcorn (as she was later named) was scared and in obvious pain, with a suspected broken leg. Still, the brave little cat offered up a few hopeful meows when Heidi began talking to her, allowing the rescue officer to place her in a carrier, to be transported straight to our Lonsdale shelter for an urgent vet check.
Examinations confirmed that Popcorn had indeed broken both bones in her right foreleg, and had severe bruising on her abdomen that left it black and blue.
Due to the significant swelling, our vet team suspects her injuries were a few days old by the time she came into our care.
They wasted no time in splinting the fractured leg, and prescribing pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications to help ease her suffering.
As she’s still very young, the prognosis for Popcorn is strong, and the vet team is confident her injuries will heal well if she receives the ongoing treatment and care she needs. As a community-funded charity, we need your support to ensure this happens.