TRURO, N.S. – Bullet earned her name from the speed at which she runs, even though she’s doing it on three legs.
The kitten, who is about five months old, was captured in one of Wayward Cats’ live traps and, because of an old break, had to have one of her legs amputated.
“After she was trapped there was blood on her blanket, and there was an ulcerated area on her right front leg,” said Heather Stevenson, of Wayward Cats. “She got medical attention right away.”
Because the leg had been broken so long, the muscle had wasted, and it was decided it would be best to amputate. Surgery was done (including a spay) on Jan. 7 and Stevenson provided Bullet with a foster home.
“She’s semi-feral,” she said. “She still hisses and tries to act tough, but when you pick her up she melts into your arms and stays there.
“She gets around just fine; she’s still as fast as a bullet.”
Bullet was part of a colony of 16 feral and semi-feral felines living in a rural community, many of which are adoptable. Bullet already has someone waiting to give her a forever home, but some of the other cats and kittens are available.
Because Bullet’s vet bill totalled $815, Wayward Cats would be grateful for any donations, which can be made to the society or at Truro Vet clinic.