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Update: January 2012

Miracle has been adopted and is doing great in her new home! She has been renamed "Bumble" and her new family reports that she is adjusting very well and loves to boss around her canine sibling. She also loves to play fetch!

Update: November 2011

Miracle had her dental splint removed and her jaw fracture is healing well. Her broken teeth are almost fully healed as well and she is in good spirits. 

She is expected to make a full recovery.

Miracle's Story

Miracle is a tiny, 6-month-old kitten who was left homeless after experiencing a severe trauma. She was abandoned after reportedly falling from a multi-story, high-rise building. She was found by a Good Samaritan and brought to a local shelter.

The Animal League made an emergency rescue of Miracle and immediately placed her into our Help Me Heal Program. Had we not rescued her, it is likely that she would have been euthanized due to the extent and expense of her injuries.

Upon examination, it was clear Miracle was in extreme pain. She was bleeding, bruised, and broken.

Animal League veterinarians found that she had a fractured lower jaw, broken teeth, and lacerations on her feet from the impact. Although tests did not reveal further internal injuries, she was tender to the touch and very sore.

She was rushed into surgery where an acrylic splint was placed on her lower jaw. This splint, which is bonded to her teeth, needs to remain in place for 4 weeks in order for her jaw to heal. Since she still has baby teeth, however, there is potential for the splint to become unstable should her baby teeth fall out. If this happens, she may need additional surgery.

While she heals over the next couple of months, she will need constant care and close monitoring to ensure she is getting proper nutrition.

Your dedicated support of the life-saving Help Me Heal Program allows us to give animals, like Miracle, the extensive care they need to heal.

Please continue to support the program so we can always be ready at a moment’s notice for these vital emergency rescues.

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