Cats and dogs who are in a state where “chances of survival were slim” are often euthanized by veterinary clinics. This was the grim fate that Duchess the “Miracle Kitty” would have faced if the folks in Adobe Animal Hospital and Veterinary Clinic in El Paso, Texas didn’t decide to take her in.
Hit and Run
The young Siamese cat was rescued after she was hit by a car last October. Thankfully, her would-be owner, Crystal Tate works as a veterinary assistant at the Veterinary clinic that took the poor cat in.
“The impact from the car broke her jaw, and seeing the condition she was in, most other places probably would’ve chosen to euthanize her”, Tate tells ABC News
“But the doctors here thought we should give her a chance, so they attempt surgery to repair her jaw.”
The fighter in Duchess really shone through. Tate recalled how Duchess was so slim when she first saw her.
“The day I first met Duchess, her mouth was just beginning to heal and the feeding tube had just been removed. She was very thin.”
She also added that she immediately fell in love with the strong cat as she looked into her eyes that “showed so much sadness, her purrs showed so much love and hope.”
From weak to spunky
Duchess, who was once “lethargic and low energy” as described by Tate “has improved so much” and is now “spunky and playful.”
Now that she has recovered, Tate said that Duchess loves playing and planning mischief with her other cat and two dogs.
Although her jaw will be crooked for the rest of her life, it has not crushed her spirit. Her mere smile is enough to make you understand how happy the cat is.
“Duchess’ jaw is still crooked and it will be for the rest of her life, but it hasn’t crushed her spirit. We are still learning her quirks and helping her live her new life, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”