Last year, Duchess the Miracle Cat was brought in to a Texas animal hospital after being hit by a car. Many animal hospitals would simply have euthanized a stray with injuries as profound as hers. But the Homer's Heroes at Adobe Animal Hospital had enough compassion to move mountains and decided to perform surgery.
“Most places would’ve just euthanized her, but by some miracle Duchess got lucky and Dr. Meyer took a chance and repaired her jaw,” said Crystal Tate, Duchess’ owner. “She was in recovery for about a month, she was on a feeding tube and lots of medicine. Her chances of survival were slim, but she was a fighter and pulled through. I met her the day I arrived at the clinic for my first day and ended up bringing her home with me less than a week later.”
Duchess still has a ways to go, but her days of living un-cared-for on the streets are over for good. Her injuries may only be temporary, but we have a feeling she'll be smiling her happy smile for years to come!
Meet Duchess the cat!