Turkey Boy to Trooper - Cat Rescue Story

by Glenda
(Portland OR )

Riku in the Back and Trooper at front

Riku in the Back and Trooper at front

Initially my boyfriend and I were going to the Oregon Humane Society to look at maby adopting a dog. We looked for a long time, but after careful thought realized me might just not be ready for that commitment. We already had a cat named Riku, and a ferret named Zeek, and we work full time. But as we were leaving I asked if we could look at the cats.

Soon we saw Turkey Boy a sweet bright gold eyed kitty with a missing front leg. He started playing around and batting at the bars trying to get me to play with him.I fell in love. He was just a sweet boy.
A lady came over to tell us more about him, and his story had finalized my decision. The little guy was six months old, had been found stray walking on the knuckles of a lame paw, they tried to fix it, but to no avail. The paw was amputated, but he was quickly back up and healing, then they wanted to put him in a cat room for display, and he got ringworm. He had just been diagnosed free and clear of the worms and they put him up for adoption, just in time for us to snatch him up.
Riku and Turkey boy, Now renamed Trooper started off with her growling at him and not acting very nice, but within 2 days they were sleeping together and playing. The two are now inceperable. Our little Trooper is an inspiration to all that meets him, sweet and loving despite everything hes been through.

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