Mauled Michigan Miracle Cat Ready for a Forever Home
A Michigan kitten who was injured in a mauling and stuffed in a mailbox during freezing weather has made a miraculous recovery and is nearly ready for adoption.
The kitten appears to have been injured during a viscious attack by either a dog or a person, then stuffed inside a curbside mail dropbox, where it was trapped for several days. He was suffering from severe puncture wounds, frostbite and grave internal injuries including a collapsed lung. Neighbors heard the kitten's desperate cries for help for days, but were unable to get the police or fire departments to help... the police said there was nothing they could do, and the fire department said the cat might be a little frantic so there was nothing they could do, either. (No word on why it was days before a postman opened up the box.)
Eventually, a postman freed the cat and it was delivered to Michigan Humane Society veterinarian Dr. Amy Koppenhoefer, who performed surgery. The kitten's ear tips and paw pads were lost to the frostbite and his heart stopped once during surgery, but he's recovering well. He's been named "Glynn," after the street on which he was found.
"Weeks later, he acts like nothing ever happened and is as sweet as can be," said Dr. Koppenhoefer, who also provided foster care to Glynn as he recovered. "I call him my miracle cat."
Glynn will be ready for adoption very soon.
Glynn is one of about 100,000 animals helped annually at Michigan Humane Societys adoption, abuse investigation and low-cost spay/neuter, vaccination and micro-chipping programs. Glynn was the face behind a television fund-raiser on Feb. 12 that brought in more than $300,000 to MHS.
Glynn is a single face, but representative of the tens of thousands of animals who depend on MHS each year, said agency spokesman Mike Robbins. It is why MHS must be relentless in the pursuit of our mission and why each person who picks up the phone, donates online or writes a check has literally become a life saver.
To make a donation, visit www.michiganhumane.org or call 866-MHUMANE (866-648-6263).