A tiny kitten found herself in quite the predicament recently, but she’s in good hands now.
The 2-month-old kitten – now named Furiosa – was stuck in a chain-link fence, hanging upside-down – apparently for several days, according to Sarah Varanini, public relations and social media specialist with the Sacramento SPCA.
Some good Samaritans heard her meows for a few days before they were able to find her, after which they brought her to the Sacramento SPCA on Jan. 16.
One of her hind legs was severely injured with a deep laceration, and she rubbed raw and mangled her paws in attempts to escape, according to Varanini.
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She potentially has nerve damage in her rear paws as she walks around dragging them.
After the shelter’s medical team ruled out broken bones through X-rays, the kitten started antibiotics and moved into a foster home.
She’s starting water therapy as well to help heal her paws and legs.
She earned the name Furiosa as she’s fierce – and friendly – and thriving despite her injuries. Furiosa is a heroine in “Mad Max” with a robotic arm.
Varanini reports the kitten probably won’t be available to adopt for at least a few weeks.
“It’s hard not to love her, she’s so spunky and sweet!” Varanini said.
To donate to Furiosa’s care, visit www.sspca.org/pawsforhealth.