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A brave Washington County cat with an extraordinary will to live needs a little help
 A brave Washington County cat with an extraordinary will to live needs a little help

A brave Washington County cat has an extraordinary will to live. 

In March, the home in which the cat lived was destroyed by fire. To save itself, he was forced to jump from an upper story window, which resulted in its breaking 2 legs and the pelvis.  Remarkably,  the cat then dragged itself into a nearby barn where it suffered alone with no food or water for the next three weeks while its owner was hospitalized with third degree burns.

Dr. Lydia Pryor’s BayView Animal Hospital in East Machias examined this cat for the first time on April 6th when his owner brought him to their offices for vet care. Aside from two broken legs and a shattered pelvis, the cat also had a large open burn wound by its tail and singed whiskers. 

Via email, the board of the Ark Animal Shelter voted to donate $2,000 from its “Winston Fund,” established cover emergency care for injured animals.  However, the cat’s orthopedic surgery cost alone is approximately $3,000 and extensive aftercare bills will then add to that amount.

The Ark is seeking public assistance to help defray medical costs for this very brave and determined kitty.  Happily, on April 8th, successful corrective surgery was performed. The brave 12 month old, double-pawed tabby cat with no name pulled through the operation with flying colors!

To help The Ark Animal Shelter pay for this brave little cat’s surgery and aftercare, make your check payable to The Ark Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 276, Cherryfield, ME 04622.  Donations can be also be made directly through “Google Checkout” on the Ark’s website: http://www.thearkpets.org/ .