besties, Tilly and Steve.
It’s a condition of adoption from Furry Friends ARQ that all cats are indoor only. Tilly is a
perfect example of why we insist on this rule. She was hit by a car, an accident that mangled her back legs so badly that one had to be amputated. She was surrendered to the Animal Welfare League (AWL), and then adopted by another family who also let her roam outside. Again, Tilly had another altercation with a car that saw the remaining back leg broken.
Due to the cost of the medical care, she was again surrendered to the AWL, who took a
chance to save the second leg with surgical reconstruction. After eight weeks in plaster and crate rest, Tilly the Tripod recovered and came into our care in 2016.
It was when Tilly was moved to her new foster carer’s place that she met her partner in crime, Steve. Steve suffered a bout of cat flu at around six months old, so severe that the vet considered euthanising him. Furry Friends ARQ rescued him in May 2016 and he’s been with Tilly ever since.
Tilly required a lot of rehabilitation after her second accident, and Steve has been there for
her during this time. He gentle played with her, helped her when she needed it and was
always mindful of not hurting her. This might have backfired on him a bit – Tilly is now very
confident and surprisingly fast on her three legs, and not afraid to chase Steve and boss him around. She needs the occasional assistance getting onto sofas, or through the cat door to their outdoor enclosure, but apart from that is mostly self-reliant.
Both Tilly and Steve have defied the odds, and despite their past experiences are cheeky,
affectionate and playful. They are still young cats at around three years old, and with the
right care they will live together for a long time to come. They are looking for a special
family to adopt them as a bonded pair, to love them both and give them the care and
attention they deserve.
Find out more about their personalities by checking out their profiles.
Steve's Profile: bit.ly/Steve0516
Tilly's Profile: bit.ly/Tilly0516
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