Traumatic things can happen in life to people and animals too. How those traumas are dealt with can often mean life or death for that living being. It can also mean a life of self-pity or grabbing life by the horns and living it for all you’ve got. This is the story about a cat who had injuries so severe that he had to have his leg amputated. How this cat handled this trauma can be an inspiration for us all.
The cat’s name is Tiger. When he was brought into the shelter, he had severe injuries to his back leg. The injuries were so bad, that infection was going to kill him if something wasn’t done quickly. The only thing that could be done to save his life, was to amputate his leg.
No one knew for sure what would happen after the surgery. A cat may die of infections still after the amputation, or the cat could give up on life altogether. Cats are very athletic animals, so having a limb removed is a major blow to the animal.
What Tiger Did Next Was Epic
Tiger survived the surgery and his leg was removed. Then it was time for him to recover. Bandages were placed on him and caregivers showed him to his cage. But what Tiger did next, was epic. Tiger climbed up from the floor to his cage which was approximately 3 feet up from the ground. On the first attempt, he actually fell down. He barely hesitated before he climbed up again. This time with minimal help from a caregiver he successfully made it to his cage.
This story gets even better. This whole ordeal was captured on video for all to enjoy. At the end of the video, it shows Tiger in his new home. He has been adopted! And the love that is shown between his new person and him, is heartwarming.
Check it out for yourself and don’t forget to share it with an animal lover in your life. Tiger’s story has the potential to inspire anyone who is going through a tough time.