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Cat found dangling from Placer County fence is recovering after amputation

Troika walks with three legs after fence-jumping mishap

A spunky cat, who so badly damaged his leg that it had to be amputated, is well on his way to recovery – coping well to walking on three legs instead of four. Troika apparently tried to jump a chain-link fence at a Placer County school. He didn’t
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A spunky cat, who so badly damaged his leg that it had to be amputated, is well on his way to recovery – coping well to walking on three legs instead of four. Troika apparently tried to jump a chain-link fence at a Placer County school. He didn’t

A spunky cat is well on his way to recovery after so badly damaging a leg that it had to be amputated.

Troika apparently tried to jump a chain-link fence at a Placer County school. He didn’t quite make it.

When a Placer County Animal Control officer arrived on the scene, he found the black cat dangling off the ground, his leg painfully caught in the fencing. The animal control officer cut away the fencing from the stressed cat’s badly broken leg.

Once freed from his predicament, the cat was rushed to an emergency clinic, where the veterinarian recommended amputation. Animal Control officials worked with Fieldhaven Feline Center to set up surgery with another vet at a greatly reduced cost.

Troika seems to be adjusting to life on three legs quite well. He is in foster care as he recovers before going up for adoption.

“We are so glad we could help you, Troika!” reads a post on the Placer County Animal Control Facebook page.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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