Pickles, a helpless young cat in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania lost her left front leg after someone had strapped firecrackers to her paw with rubber bands and set them off. Two good Samaritans found the injured cat limping around on the mangled, bloody leg. They quickly took her to Humane Animal Rescue to treat for her.
Unfortunately, the paw of Pickles had become infected and infested with maggots, so veterinarians at Humane Animal Rescue had no choice but to amputate her entire leg. Based on how the wound had begun healing, officials at the rescue believed that the perpetrator carried out this ruthless act on or around July 4.
“There wasn’t really any paw left,” said Jamie Wilson, Director of Medical Business at the animal welfare organization, describing the heartbreaking condition in which Pickles was found. “What was still there was barely hanging on by the rubber bands. Her bone was exposed and she was severely dehydrated. I had to stop her from eating and drinking too quickly so she wouldn’t get sick.”
Rescue officials said Pickles is expected to make a full recovery and will be up for adoption soon. We are happy to hear that Pickles has been adopted by Scott and Megan, a couple from Shadyside. Congrats Pickles!! We’re sure she’ll get all the extra love she deserves.
Adoption Update!!💚Pickles found her forever family today! Pickles new parents, Scott & Megan, are excited to welcome Pickles into their home.💚We’re sure she’ll get all the extra love she deserves. Congrats Pickles!!
Posted by Humane Animal Rescue on Wednesday, July 24, 2019
But for a full happy ending, the person who performed this heinous act of cruelty must be brought to justice as quickly as possible to prevent them from hurting another animal — or a human. PETA is offering a $5,000 reward for information about who abused Pickles. And we are hoping cold cash will do the trick.
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