Eddie the kitten survived a fall and the loss of a leg, but his new owners say he is just as playful and cheeky as any four-legged friend...
As he charges about the living room of his new home and pounces on anything he can get his paws on, it’s clear that life on three limbs isn’t holding little Eddie back whatsoever.
Just two months earlier, the mischievous kitten – then named Gus – came into the care of our Victoria animal hospital in central London after falling from a three storey window.
He had never been outside before, and wanted to explore before he was ready.
Our team of vets and nurses were relieved to find he had escaped the huge fall without any internal injuries, but were concerned to see him struggle to put weight on his right leg.
X-rays revealed that he had a broken elbow which, if left to heal on its own it, would have caused Eddie a lifetime of suffering. Our only option was to amputate his leg.
But the resilient chap was up and about in no time – the only trouble we had was trying to keep him still so he could rest.
Amanda Marrington, Blue Cross Welfare Officer, said: “Gus, as he was then known, recovered really quickly from his operation and wasn’t bothered at all by having lost a leg. He loved to play and charge around, so our team had their hands full trying to keep him calm so that he could get some rest.