Several children were playing outside their Phoenix, Arizona, building when they came upon a small cat wearing casts on the pavement. The youngsters rushed her home and pleaded with their parents to save her.
When their parents saw the kitten and her broken legs, they contacted Hamel, a famous woman in the rescue community with hoping she could help the poor kitten.
“I knew as soon as she came, I’d rush her up to my vet,” Hamel said. “One of her finders was a small girl, maybe 4 years old, when she was brought to me.” Cupcake was her name, and I assured her that I liked it and would keep it!”
Cupcake was taken to the vet by Hamel to find out what had happened to her. Everyone was shocked to learn that her legs were not damaged at all, and that they functioned completely fine, implying that the casts were placed on purpose. She was underweight, dehydrated, and emaciated, in addition to her fractured legs.
“She was a wonder to behold,” Hamel remarked. “I have to say, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.” Aside from the weird equipment she was dragging behind her, she was a tiny little thing! In the photo I was provided, she appeared to be considerably larger.”
Thanks to the veterinary staff and Hamel’s care, Cupcake is on her journey to recovery. And once she’s fully healthy again, she is ready to be adopted by a wonderful family. Despite everything she had been through, she still loves everyone and her new family.