Rescue kitty with crooked jaw gets a forever home and is loving life!
Meet Duchess, a kitty who had it rough before getting the home she deserves.
Crystal Tate shares her story:
"Duchess was a stray who was brought into the vet clinic after being hit by a car, which broke her jaw, and banged her up pretty bad- most places would've just euthanized her, but by some miracle Duchess got lucky and Dr. Meyer took a chance and repaired her jaw. Her jaw was wired back in place (or close to it) and she had the majority of her teeth removed.
She was in recovery for about a month, she was on a feeding tube and lots of medicine. Her chances of survival were slim, but she was a fighter and pulled through. I met her the day I arrived at the clinic for my first day and ended up bringing her home with me less than a week later.
Her jaw is still crooked and it will be for the rest of her life, but it hasn't crushed her spirit. (We do have the option of going back in a year or two to attempt reconstructive surgery)."
Due to her jaw limitations, she can't open her jaw very wide. Crystal has to blend soft food with water and chicken broth, which she downs 3 cans a day without issue.
"She has been a part of our family for 3 week now and she walks around like she's owns the house, sitting where she pleases and drooling wherever she goes. She loves cuddling and laying on her humans and trying to steal our food. We are still learning her quirks and helping her live her new life but we wouldn't have it any other way."
This is what a little love can do. :)
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