Rescuers work hand in hand over Christmas holidays to save kitten with severe tail injury

Rescuers from two rescue organisations, BARC Boone Animal Coalition and Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, worked hand in hand to save this badly injured little fella over the Christmas period when the first veterinarian they took him to was closed.

Injured Benny
Injured Benny. Sorry if this is a bit hard to look at but it is the real world. Photo: Itty Bitty
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Itty Bitty were contacted by BARC for their help. BARC workers had found Benny a little male tabby stray with a very bad injury to his tail, which had become severely infected. They don’t know how he was injured but believe a dog did it.

Benny recovering Photo: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
Benny recovering Photo: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

They took him to their vet on Christmas eve and the clinic was closed until the following Tuesday. They contacted Itty Bitty who leapt into action. Dorella Tuckwiller, the founder of Itty Bitty drove 30 miles to pick up Benny. She says:

“The smell from infection was horrible and filled the car and my nostrils as I drove him straight to the Emergency Clinic. When we arrived he was immediately seen and given pain medication and started on antibiotics. A few hours later, he was in surgery.”

She reports that Benny is now doing fine thanks to the great work and tons of TLC. The infection had reached his back. Almost all of his tail has been amputated. He’ll have to undergo more surgery.

Benny recovering Photo: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
Benny recovering Photo: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

He is loved by his foster carer who wants to keep him. She can’t give him up. I know about that sort of problem.

Happy Benny
Happy Benny. Photo: Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

This is a great story of cooperation between rescuers and kindness over the Christmas season which is exactly how we are meant to behave at this time. Great work.

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4 thoughts on “Rescuers work hand in hand over Christmas holidays to save kitten with severe tail injury”

  1. When I see kitties in pain and distress my heart literally starts to scream. I want to help them immediately. I cannnot bear to see these poor innocent souls suffer. Thank you to all the people who helped Benny. <3

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  2. God bless those people! thats what its all about, right? i hope that lil guy heals quickly so he can do all those kitty things soon. 🙂

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    • I feel the same way Ed. God bless them. The effort they put into these rescues and the skill is inspirational. Great work at Christmas. While most people are eating and drinking too much.

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