This story comes from Animal News Blog written by Dr. Brooke Lechlitne a small animal veterinarian. The story all too common: a stray kitten found injured is taken to a vet for treatment by a good Samaritan and now the kitty needs your help!
Apparently, Scooter, was playing with some fishing line but before too long he found himself tangled and in trouble. Luckily, someone found him just in the nick of time, but his injuries were severe enough to require amputation of his right hind leg. He is still healing and learning to walk again but his doctors say he will be just fine with the right care and lots of love.
To any of us who have shared our lives with a handicapped animal, we know just how much these animals do not let their disability stop them. If anything, it pushes them to be stronger. And to those who have never had such an experience, may this story inspire you to reach out and help where you can. Stories like Scooter's always touch me deeply, for I rescued a three-legged Pomeranian a few years ago. She went from a tiny scared puppy on death row to a happy energetic girl who doesn't let anything stop her! I use her story to educate others on caring for ALL Earth's creatures and for doing the responsible thing...being selfless and answering to the call in times of need.