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Date Listed 30-Jan-17
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Address n/a, London, N6C 3G7
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Offered By Shelter

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  • Rehoming + Adoption

Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: M

A kind and concerned gentleman brought Smudge into the vets after she was hit by a car. She could not use her back legs and it was uncertain what damage had been done. An x-ray showed a broken pelvis and back leg, plus numerous cuts and contusions. The breaks could not be repaired so an ARF foster home took her home to see if she would heal on her own. She was kept quiet in a small bathroom space so she could not move and medications helped with her pain. It took six weeks of sitting on the floor with her to get this wee gal, a feral cat, to accept a pat without shaking. Slowly she allowed more and more contact and then she climbed into a lap!

Smudge is now fully healed. She has a tiny wiggle to her walk, but runs and plays with the other cats in her foster home. The resident cats had watched her from the bathroom door and accepted her easily once she came out! She plays with toys now, a new experience for a cat who has lived outdoors all her life. She loves balls…all types! She loves to sit in the sun high up on the cat tree and enjoy the view. When birds come to the glass ceiling in the sunroom she us on high alert!

Smudge is a great little eater and comes running when wet food is available. She is still very shy, and hides when the grandchildren are around. But she is making great progress and allows her foster parents to pick her up and stroke her. She has a beautiful soft grey coat, and is beginning to let us brush her. She has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and parasites. To adopt this amazing little survivor, please visit our website at
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