When we first met adventurous cat Allie, she had sustained substantial injuries after a brutal encounter with a fox. Her carer Jess brought her into Lort Smith Animal Hospital in North Melbourne when the usually lithe and nimble cat’s condition rapidly declined and was experiencing extreme pain.
Allie was examined by the dedicated vets at Lort Smith. They knew exactly what Allie needed to survive.
However, the cost for Allie’s care was high and the carer who brought Allie in knew that the only way that she could survive was to surrender her into the loving care of Lort Smith.
Allie had life-saving surgery to have her injured leg amputated. It was only one of nearly 10,000 surgeries performed at Lort Smith each year. A delay in this surgery would have meant a much more tragic outcome.
Only a few days after surgery Allie was visibly happier and more alert and our experienced veterinary staff could she was recovering well. Allie’s uncontrollable pain was gone, and she was learning quickly how to navigate the world on three legs.
“She was a completely different cat. She wanted attention and constant pats. Allie picked up walking and using three legs like a pro. It seemed almost natural to her.” Kate Andrews, Animal Welfare Officer at the Adoption Centre.
Allie has come a long way since arriving as a beautiful but injured pet. She’s weaved her way into people’s hearts at the Adoption Centre through her gentle nature and is now thriving in her new forever home.
Allie is still alive today thanks to the wonderful supporters of Lort Smith.