Injured Sacramento cat makes great recovery
Furiosa has had quite a journey in recent weeks. Once paralyzed, the kitten is healthy and has found a home.
A family has agreed to take her in, according to the Sacramento SPCA's Facebook post. Furi's new family will "build a ramp to allow her easy access to the bed and they promise to give her all the love in the world!" the post reads.
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The young kitten found hanging upside-down on a chain-link fence for several days was brought to the SPCA on Jan. 16. She couldn’t walk normally because one of her hind legs was severely injured with a deep laceration, and she rubbed raw and mangled her paws in attempts to escape, Sarah Varanini, public relations and social media specialist with the Sacramento SPCA, told The Bee in January.
Over time, the kitten showed great improvement and beat the odds to begin walking again. She was given the name Furiosa (the name of a heroine in “Mad Max” with a robotic arm), or Furi for short, because of her resilience.
“You guys ... she did it!!!” an SPCA Facebook post said on Feb. 6. “When Furiosa came to us with severe injuries, we were prepared to amputate both of her rear legs if necessary. Her resilience blew us away, as she beat the odds and her serious injury began to heal, leaving only one leg paralyzed. ... She is now using the paralyzed leg well enough to walk, play and use the litter box without issue!”
On Feb. 20, SPCA posted that Furiosa was ready for adoption, with advisement that she should be kept indoors.
While Furiosa now has a home, there are still many pets who do not and still need care. If you’d like to donate to help any animal at the Sacramento SPCA, visit www.sspca.org/pawsforhealth.