Abused kitten gets second chance at life


A little black 6-month-old kitten is getting a second chance at life after suffering severe abuse.

Two good Samaritans rescued the abused kitten and dropped him off at Angels of Assisi. He was dehydrated and covered in fleas — his back right leg was hanging on by a small piece of skin.

Lisa O’Niell at Angels of Assisi says the kitten, now named Captain Jack, was so severely abused that they had to amputate the back leg.

“When we were able to unwrap the bandage over the weekend, we were pretty shocked,” said O’Niell. “We see a lot of things here, but we were pretty shocked at what we did see.”

Captain Jack has stayed resilient. He’s already trying to walk — just one day out of surgery.

“He was up and starting to play and eating and this morning he’s been playing already,” said O’Niell.

Angels of Assisi is looking for the good Samaritans who dropped the kitten off so they can file a police report. They still don’t know who abused the kitten.

However, Captain Jack has received local and statewide attention on social media. The community has rallied around the small kitten.

“He’s had people from all over the state checking in on him and helping to donate to his care,” said O’Niell.

Captain Jack already has a new home in the future. One of the volunteers has decided to adopt him.

Angels of Assisi is still accepting donations to the Biscuit Fund, which helps cover the cost of Captain Jack’s medical bills. This fund helps animals that have been abused or neglected and helps provide them with the best medical care and a safe haven for rehabilitation. You can donate below or through their website at https://www.angelsofassisi.org/donation-page/.

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