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February 15, 2013

Feline Friday: Against All Odds, 2-Legged Cat Stays Pawsitive

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Caffrey the cat is a beautiful smoke-colored Persian cat that is charming the world with his can-do attitude. When he was just three years old, he had an unfortunate accident where he was hit by a car. He lost a back leg and injured one of his front legs.

He did well for the next ten years but then developed a malignancy in the repaired front limb. The vet consulted several colleagues who all confirmed it would be too difficult for Caffrey to cope with only two legs, particularly being on the same side. But his owner, Sue Greaves, 58, couldn't bear the thought of putting him through chemotherapy that had no guarantee of success or putting him down. So they performed the surgery, leaving Caffrey with only his two right legs.

Within days, Caffrey had learned to achieve perfect balance, especially with the help of his best buddy, a neighbor girl named Ashleigh Tyler, age 8, who helped to nurse him back to health.

For more information, visit Daily Mail Online.

Deborah on February 16 at 10:45 AM said:

I was so glad to see Caffrey was given a chance to live a full life - he actually gets around rather smoothly and doesn't appear to be in any stress. I have a three-legged cat (she appeared with a severely broken right rear leg when we took her in at less than a year old - no idea what happened to her) she gets around amazingly well, when she runs you wouldn't know she only has three legs (is especially quick on the stairs) - she has a tendency to run at a bit of an angle but has learned to compensate even though at times you'd just know she's definitely going to clip the corner of the doorway she clears it fine. She doesn't take anything off the other two indoor/outdoor cats that share her abode - you're more likely to see her chasing the two guys rather than their chasing her.

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