Little Trooper: A Fitting Name For a Fighting Spirit

In September, a kitten with a very rough start came to SICSA. Found stray, tangled in a car engine, he was clearly injured. Worst of all, part of his front, left leg had been severed in the accident. Those who found him did their best to care for him, but knew he desperately needed further medical attention. Thankfully, he was brought to us, and fittingly named "Little Trooper". Here at SICSA, he received a full medical evaluation from our Director of Veterinary Services and Medical Care, Dr. Joyce Voss. She quickly realized he would need to have the remainder of his front left leg amputated, and be treated for wounds on his left hind leg. SICSA Veterinarian Dr. Victry Fredley preformed the necessary amputation and tended to his other ailments. These procedures would make all the difference in his quality of life.

Little Trooper would have regular medical check-ins and bandage changes as needed over the next month. It was also discovered that he was FeLV positive, meaning that he is immunocompromised, and could more easily catch illnesses. In mid-September, after extensive observation, it was determined that one of his toes would also need to be amputated. This was also taken care of by Dr. Fredley at SICSA. Despite this setback, he carried on toward recovery. When he wasn't in the clinic, he was spending time with his loving foster. Here, he began to walk again, and even climb, despite his missing leg. Once his stay in foster care was over, he returned to SICSA where volunteers and staff showered him with love and attention. Every day, someone would comment on his sweet demeanor, adorable face, or overall resilience.

Despite his hardship and struggle, Little Trooper has recovered from his injuries and is now available for adoption! His amputation hasn't slowed him down, or stopped him from snuggling up to anyone that is lucky enough to hold him. He purrs constantly, meows at his friends, and enjoys lots of attention from guests, staff, and volunteers alike. We cannot wait to see our Little Trooper find the incredible forever home he so deserves. We are so grateful to the kind people who saw a kitten in need and sprung into action. His life is now forever changed for the better, and we know he is going to be the perfect addition to a loving family.

If you are interested in adopting Little Trooper, you can view his adoption profile here. There are also plenty of other wonderful cats at SICSA in need of forever homes. You can see all of our adoptable cats here.

To make your lifesaving donation, please click on the donate button above. Here is what your donation provides:

$30 will provide a basic x-ray to determine if additional treatment is needed

$60 will pay for hyperthyroid testing for a senior dog

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