ALABAMA – The Purrfect Love Cat Rescue is currently working to raise money and awareness for a three-month-old cat they say has already been through one terrible ordeal too many in her short life.
They are saying they found her wandering around a Calera mobile home park, after they got a tip she was having trouble walking, dragging her hind legs behind her.
The cat had been shot, they say, in the back and sadly, the bullet is still lodged in her spine.
“This person, whoever did it, did it with the intent to kill this cat. She had that will to not die, and to drag herself a trailer park for several days in search of food tells us she had the will to live,” stated Vice President Rita Bransom Bowman.
They have named her Jackie. She’s currently in the care of a foster with the rescue, paralyzed. She may never be able to walk again, control her bowels or her bladder. She will also need long term care and expensive surgeries, but Purrfect Love is committed to getting her the help she needs. Those who may interested can donate here.
Meanwhile, Purrfect Love is also attempting to find the person who shot Jackie. The veterinarian treating her says it appeared someone put the gun right up against her back, then fired, almost certainly intentionally. The cat rescue organization is asking anyone who may have information to call law enforcement if you know who may be responsible.
“Please, for the sake of the next animal, whether it be your animal or your neighbor’s animal or your neighbor’s child or your child. This person that did this has no soul,” Bransom Bowman stated.
Purrfect Love will be having an open house on Saturday and Sunday to introduce their home for adoptable cats in the area. Kitty Kat Haven is right next to the Alford Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Hoover. You may find out more about the organization, their new mission, and follow Jackie’s journey on Facebook: Purrfect Love Cat Rescue!