NEW YORK – He may have used up just about eight of his nine lives, but this little cat is a fighter.
Seasoned animal rescuers were absolutely horrified by the injuries they found on the young black cat plucked off a Queens street on Friday afternoon.
He was missing his tail, his ears and also part of his two hind legs.
These wounds had long healed, but some believe the friendly kitty was tortured in the past.
“Animals will never cease to amaze me,” stated rescuer Mary Tschinkel who runs Friendly Ferals in Forest Hills. “After all he has been through, he lets you hold him and he purrs. He’s a love.”
Tschinkel explained that she was contacted by staffers at the ASPCA clinic on 83rd St. in Glendale after they saw him hobbling on the sidewalk.
He was completely checked out by a veterinarian. Tschinkel named him Bruce – as in the actor, Bruce Willis.
“He’s a tough guy,” she noted. “He’s a fighter.”
Tschinkel is now hoping to find the perfect match for Bruce, a quiet home without other pets or children.
“He deserves to be a pampered pet,” she concluded.
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