Boots came into the care of Life Is Better Rescue when she was just two weeks old -with her rear paws cut off.
The doctor’s have confirmed that her limb amputations were not as the result of a birth disorder and were not naturally occurring – both bones are quite ragged and the exposed nerve endings cause her pain as she grows, gains weight, and tries to walk on what are essentially exposed nubs. Our best guess was that she was either closed in a door or perhaps caught in a recliner as it came upright – not intentional – but certainly being dropped in the night box at the municipal shelter not a humane solution either.Since then, Boots has been under medical care and is making great progress, but has not yet received prosthetic paws. However, in the last few days, this feisty cat has developed her own way of getting down the stairs! Way to go, Boots! (via Arbroath)