Poppy came into our care as a stray from an after-hours emergency centre after she was hit by a car.
The look on her face when she arrived at our Lonsdale shelter was just utter misery.
Our skilled team of vets worked quickly to assess Poppy’s condition and soon discovered that this 10-month-old kitty was in a horrible way.
She had numerous pelvic fractures in addition to a major fracture to her left femur, resulting in her inability to stand, walk, or move much at all.
Poor Poppy couldn’t even get to her litter tray to use the toilet. Due to the extent of injuries to her leg, the vets decided that the kindest thing to do was to amputate it. Sadly, the limb was far beyond repair.
They also found this little kitty had suffered a major chest cavity trauma resulting in a condition called Pneumothorax. This made it extremely hard for her to breathe due to the trapped airways and – if not treated when vets did – it could have resulted in a collapsed lung.
Despite everything she is enduring, Poppy’s beautiful nature has shone through.