When we first wrote about Comet, the one-year-old Florida cat had been found limping and blinded in one eye after being repeatedly shot by a BB gun. Thankfully, Comet’s rescuer rushed the abused cat to Helping Paws Humane Society, where workers removed pellets from all over the wounded cat’s body.
But Comet’s injuries extended beyond being used for target practice. “He was limping because his leg was infected and broken in four different places,” shelter worker Karen B. told Waggle. Sadly, the gravity of Comet’s wounds left vets with no choice but amputation.
But amputation surgery is very expensive, especially for a non-profit rescue struggling to make ends meet during a pandemic. Fortunately for Comet, Animal Rescue Site readers caught wind of Comet’s sad story — and helped fund the leg surgery Comet needed to live a healthy, pain-free life.
“Thank you for your support of Comet, our cat who was found needing significant medical care after being abused by his owners,” Comet’s caretakers told Waggle, which partnered with The Animal Rescue Site to provide the injured cat with lifesaving care.
“We are thrilled to tell you that Comet was adopted by a vet technician who is able to manage his ongoing health issues– he has since received further tests and vet procedures and is one step closer to recovery,” Helping Paws Humane Society explained.
Moreover, Comet’s new family even includes a tripod cat, who will probably be pretty helpful in showing Comet how to get around on 3 legs!
“Comet is doing excellent and is very happy in his new furever home,” rescuers wrote. “Thank you again for helping us give cats like Comet the best medical care so they can live their best lives!