“Thumper by name… Thumper by nature”
This is little Thumper who has been with us less than 2 weeks.
Thumper is around 4 to 6 years old and has certainly got determination and zest for life. 2 weeks ago we received her referral from a vets in Hendon near London.
Poor little Thumper has had quite an ordeal. She was brutally attacked by another animal, probably a dog and when she presented at the vets she had a necrotic wound to her fore limb which resulted in amputation and following CT imagine, this revealed a crush injury – a non surgical fracture to her lumber spine.
When she arrived with us she had no function of her hind limbs however whilst we were hopeful that once all the swelling reduces and the bones start repair, she may regain function of her hind limbs, but there were no guarantees and full recovery still is unknown.
Due to the nature of her serious injuries her physio is only gentle massage and TENS THERAPY 3 to 4 times a day and this is proving successful already… just look at her bounding in the garden!!
We still have a long road to recovery together including intensive physiotherapy on all 3 limbs- which has already begun with great results.
Thumper is the most seriously injured cat we have nursed in a very long time. Thumper is going to need a lot more physical and financial support, and specialist equipment and if you feel able to help…even by donating just £1 …. please see our donate page.