A ginger cat was found in danger earlier this year in Mansfield, Texas. Susan Edstrom, the founder and president of F our Paws One Heart (Trophy Club, Texas), was informed of the situation and rushed to assist.
“The cat is the most determined to live. We took her to numerous vets, who performed X-rays and exams on her. According to Susan, the item (shot) was lodged in her spine. It was agreed to ignore it (to prevent further damage). When her feet were touched, she felt it.”
They also discovered something unexpected thanks to the X-ray: the cat was pregnant, much to everyone’s amazement. She made it through all of the challenges so that her babies may live.
She was given the name Chelsea, and over the next few weeks in foster care, the cat proved her toughness.
She did not stop trying to move her legs and use them. Every day, without exception, she dragged herself to training while her guardian gave her limbs a firming massage.
“We got an elderly cat a litter box, and she tried to use it.” Susan recalls, “We ultimately watched her stand up, wobble, and fall on tape, but she remained relentless.”
Chelsea simply rose up on all fours one day, took her first steps, and… kept walking. She learnt to utilize the tray a few days later and even increased her range of motion to the point where she rubbed her ears with her rear legs.
On March 31, Chelsea gave birth to five kittens on her own in a comfortable nest. She seemed to have been preparing herself all this time to start caring for demanding children.