MODESTO (CBS13) – If cats have nine lives, one in Modesto can have up to eight.
“If she had gone another day, the bruises would have advanced to a point where they would be irreparable,” said Amy Smith of Saving Lives Animal Rescue.
Five-month-old ninja is on his feet again. The black cat is lucky to be alive after being shot. She was seen in the bushes in a Modesto park.
“They think she is going to walk again. She can be a little boring, but they are sure she will feel and walk again, ”said Smith. “And the kitten was dragging her ass and we thought she was run over by a car.”
A Saving Lives Animal Rescue volunteer was feeding a colony of wild cats and took Ninja to the vet, where she underwent emergency surgery to remove a bullet lodged in a muscle near her spine.
“Brushed the top of your spine. There was a huge blood clot in the spinal cord and the spinal cord was injured, ”she said.
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The rescue organization says its surgery and aftercare will cost about $ 5,000. They are struggling to pay for everything and fulfill their mission.
A sneaky ninja trying to turn back after a bullet almost ended his life.
The Standiford Veterinary Center in Modesto is taking care of her and she will be sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped before being sent for adoption.