Rescued Dog And Cat Comfort Each Other After Having Surgery At The Shelter

Kentucky Humane Society, recently rescued two animals who had very uncertain futures.

King, an 8-month-old puppy was suffering from a broken leg. He was limping on his leg because of a previous break that was never given attention. Beth Haendiges, a spokesperson for the shelter said, “His left femur was shattered, and X-rays indicated that the leg could not be repaired.” Because of the severity, veterinarians recommended that the broken leg be amputated.

King was introduced to Laila, a 4-week-old kitten while recovering from surgery. Laila was brought to the shelter showing symptoms of severe anemia. Haendiges said Laila “was extremely weak and unable to eat on her own, but this little girl is a fighter.”

King and Laila met when they were in the same recovery room. Laila was being nursed by the devoted vet team to save her life while King was being nursed by the same team to ensure his leg healed properly after amputation. A member of the staff wrote on Facebook, “Both of these little patients were crying and meowing for attention, so we put them together. They just didn’t want to be alone.”

It wasn’t long before the two wounded warriors comforted each other. Laila took the opportunity to curl up next to King’s head. Haendiges explained that the method of putting the two animals together “worked wonders” while allowing them to calm down, rest and relax, together.

After the soothing encounter, the two friends were inseparable. Haendiges says the young pup and kitten “appear to find comfort in each other.” The staff at Kentucky Humane Society hope the animals are adopted together.


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