If they say cats have nine lives, Lord Stumpington must be on his last leg.
The gorgeous cat, dubbed “Stumpy” has a genetic condition and was born with three legs. His missing front right leg is a little stump, with one claw.
He is among the recent recipients of veterinary care from the RSPCA Ballarat Pets Place team. Stumpy was surrendered to the RSPCA Ballarat Shelter at two weeks old and weighing only 300 grams. He contracted a life-threatening illness, Dr Rebecca Jennings said.
“We nursed him back to health, with some extra special care from one of our vet nurses who decided to foster Stumpy.” Dr Jennings said.
Vet nurse Kristy Oliver has since adopted Stumpy.
“He is now best friends with my dog,” she said. “His disability does not dampen his lust for life, or his speed.”
Ballarat’s one-stop pet care destination now has animal health practitioners available for consultations 9am to 5pm Mondays and Thursdays, as well as 1pm to 5pm Fridays and Saturdays.
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