27 June 2008

The "cat with no face"

"A cat who became disfigured after losing her face in a road accident is working to help humans come to terms with their own disabilities. Chase was left without a nose, eyelids and skin on her cheeks after being hit by a car as a kitten.

Plastic surgeons were unable to rebuild her features and were pessimistic about finding her new owner, until one of the vet technicians who had helped treat her offered to take her home.

Chase, who requires daily drops to keep her eyes moist, now works at a “therapy cat” touring schools and hospitals, helping boost the confidence of people with disfigurements..."

Credit to the Telegraph (U.K.) via Nothing to do with Arbroath. Chase has a blog at THIS LINK. It's quite a coincidence that the accident and adoption occurred in Lexington, Kentucky, which is where my wife and I lived when we adopted Jasmine, a kitten whose tail was amputated after being traumatized in a car accident.

1 comment:

  1. What a precious story for all involved. Chase is an angel sent to do what humans cannot do! Very special angel indeed! Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!'
    We had a therapy dog for many years, so we know how important these special animals really are and how they do special healing that medicine just can't do! Blessings from Oregon!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...