On Thanksgiving weekend, Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Janice White had reason to feel grateful.
“I do give thanks that I was able to rescue this sweet kitten, and hopefully he’ll have a better life than he would have had,” she said.
White rescued the kitten, whom she named Micky, after he was hit by a vehicle on Lakeshore Road.
He had his surgery last Monday, Oct. 5, to remove a badly damaged front leg, and was supposed to be confined to a cage last week.
“By day four,” White says, “he was raring to do all things kitten, and keeping him quiet was very challenging, especially in the middle of the night.”
She says he is adjusting very well to life on three legs.
“We are working on his balance, and my neighbour built a ramp so he can get on the bed without jumping.”
As of Sunday “the dreaded cone was to come off,” giving him a bit more freedom.
White says she’s also thankful for all the community support, adding, “just a reminder that there are many cats and kittens like Micky who desperately need a second chance too, so please support the local rescue organizations.”