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Despite his name, Squiggles is a prince of a cat. He’s no stranger to adversity, but his exceptionally noble feline character has emerged from it all unscathed, maybe even strengthened because of it.
But he couldn’t fix his broken leg all by himself. He did manage to drag himself across the Baltimore street after he was struck by a passing car, but that was about all he could manage on his own. Happily a kind-hearted person came along and called the Baltimore shelter, and an officer came and brought him to safety. But Squiggles’ recovery was just beginning.
As the only animal shelter in the area with a full-service veterinary clinic, the League is constantly picking up sick and injured animals from our partner shelters and fixing them up. So we drove to Baltimore and brought Squiggles back to the League’s Medical Center. He seemed to know immediately that he was in good hands. He sat patiently for his examination and the X-rays, purred while we bandaged his leg, and didn’t fuss when we gave him his pain medications.
In fact, Squiggles acted as if he’d known all along that we would be there to care for him when he really needed it. And he accepted our care with total trust.
His leg, our veterinarians discovered, is pretty badly injured. All of the skin had been pulled off, the wounds were deep, and the wrist joint was damaged. There is some nerve damage that may prevent him from using his front paw. It’s a lot for a cat to endure.
But Squiggles is not just enduring; he seems to be positively enjoying his stay. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the staff adores him! They’re enjoying his stay, too, just because it’s great to have such a princely cat as Squiggles around.