On July 29th, Red Lake Rosie's Rescue got a call from a family in Red Lake. They had found a little kitten, we called Oscar, laying on the middle of a road unable to walk. They were very nice to bring out Oscar that evening. It was a horrible sight to see.
Oscar's tail was torn or cut off half way. His 2 rear legs and left front let were neurologically damaged so he could scoot himself with one front leg. It was enough to make you cry.
The man who found him said "We would like to adopt Oscar if he can get well." I thanked the family for rescuing this little baby off the road and driving all the way to the shelter to get Oscar some help. We do not believe that Oscar was hit by car or attacked by a dog as he had no broken bones or visible wounds other than his tail and his crippled legs.
I set Oscar up in a cage in the cathouse and fed him. He gulped the can of Fancy Feast and had some water, but I knew in my heart there was no hope for this little fellow.
The next morning he went to the vet and they concurred that Oscar would have only one leg and so he crossed the rainbow bridge on July 30th.
Poor little Oscar never had a chance, like so many kittens that are born and then left to die. So many times we see kittens desired for children as toys, and then live a miserable life and die very young -- many times violently. This should not happen. This is one of the examples of how neuter/spay clinics are so important.
Thank you all for supporting clinics and animal rescue. Thank you to the family from Red Lake who had compassion and brought this little boy to the shelter. This was a very difficult one.