Cat Hit By A Car Needs Surgery For Chance To Walk Again Without Pain

Cat Hit By A Car Needs Surgery For Chance To Walk Again Without Pain

Meet Mercury.

He was adopted 4 years ago from Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) when he was just a tiny kitten. Sadly, he was recently surrendered back to the shelter after he was hit by a car with damage to his hind legs.

His hip was dislocated and the top layers of skin and tissue on his rear legs scraped away. His owners rushed him to an emergency hospital but were unable to afford the medical bills.

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They wanted what was best for Mercury, so they surrendered him back to KHS for proper treatment.

Mercury's wounds were immediately surgically debrided and he is waiting to have hip surgery. He receives daily bandage changes, antibiotics, and topical antibiotics on his wounds.


KHS contacted Greater Good Charities' Emergency Animal Medical fund to help pay for his medical bills. The fund was created to give animals like Mercury who need emergency medical care the second chance they deserve. With your support, we are able to save lives.

The sweet tabby cat purrs whenever someone talks to him and loves attention. He is going to make a great companion, once he recovers.

Mercury still has a long road ahead of him and will need an additional six weeks of rehabilitation at the shelter after his surgery.

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Pets receiving critical care facilitated by an Emergency Animal Medical grant may not be eligible for adoption until they have completed their course of treatment. If you would like to inquire about adoption of a specific animal, we strongly encourage you to visit the shelter's specific website first as that is often the most up to date place to learn about available pets and review the adoption policies and process. Check out Kitsap Humane Society's website to see all adoptable pets.

Help us meet our goal of $4,000 to heal Mercury's injuries. Your support will not only give him the hope to keep fighting, but your donations will help cover the ongoing care he will need.

Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.

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