Phoebe’s Second Chance: The Tale of a Resilient Kitten’s Recovery Journey

Can you tell if this adorable kitten is a chimera, calico, tortie, or torbie? We can’t say for certain, but one thing we do know is that she is undeniably cute with her two different-colored faces.

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In North Philadelphia, a small kitten named Phoebe was discovered all by herself in a box with a severe injury on her hind leg. Fortunately, kind-hearted individuals quickly came to her aid and recognized the dire situation she was in. They immediately took her to the ACCT Philly shelter, where Erica is employed as a veterinary technician serving in the surgery department.

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When we saw her little paw, it was covered in a crust and pus that made us think her wound might have been with her from birth! We talked to Erica from We Love Cats and Kittens who told us that this looks like a strangulation wound that may have started from the umbilical cord wrapping around her limb while she was in the womb.

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After taking off the crust, we saw that the tissue underneath was healthy and the toes had good circulation. Once Phoebe received her medication and wound was cleaned, it became clear that she could not remain in the shelter by herself due to her delicate condition.

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The possibility of her hind paw being lost still loomed, which meant that the kitten needed a foster home and someone to constantly monitor her. Erica, who is a cat sitter and rescuer herself, came forward to help and offer the necessary care. She took the kitten under her care, despite not planning to adopt one that day. Erica believes that it was fate that led her to take the kitten in.

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After settling in a cozy spot with plenty of comfy blankets and fun playthings, Phoebe began to flourish and eagerly sought out Erica’s company. She would vocalize her desire for attention whenever her foster mom was nearby and didn’t accept any refusals. Even though she had an injured leg, it didn’t stop her from exploring and engaging with her environment.

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The tiny feline was enjoying her meals and putting on some extra pounds each day, indicating that she was definitely recovering.

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Before long, her wounded paw was on the road to recovery and sporting fresh fur.

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Phoebe’s condition has improved significantly after a few weeks of rest and treatment. Despite her paw still being twisted, there is no stopping her from climbing and running like a pro. However, the twisted paw may pose future problems for her.

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Erica, who spoke with We Love Cats and Kittens, expressed that her cat Phoebe is a huge fan of playing. In fact, every time Erica comes home, Phoebe enthusiastically displays her energy and readiness to play. Despite being small in size, Phoebe’s determination and strong will make up for it.

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Erica’s feline companions, Sloane and Forest, are experienced in caring for Phoebe, serving as her trusted aides. Forest takes pride in his role as a foster carer and has always shown kindness towards tiny kittens, making him the perfect companion for his new sister. Phoebe adores having a furry big brother to cuddle with!

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Sloane is such a kind and caring older brother who never seems to get annoyed by his younger sister’s antics. He’s always willing to lend a hand by cleaning up after her or watching over her. What’s even more impressive is that he doesn’t seem to mind when she plays with his favorite toys! Sloane truly has the patience of a saint, allowing Phoebe to nibble on his ears and climb all over him. It’s pretty funny considering he doesn’t even have any teeth to defend himself!

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Phoebe has a tendency to believe that all toys belong exclusively to her, but luckily her older brothers don’t appear to be bothered by it.

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This adorable kitten is living her best life, receiving lots of love and care that has shaped her into an endearing personality. Despite a challenging start due to a severe injury, she runs around with such enthusiasm and energy that you wouldn’t suspect her past struggles.

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According to Erica, the injury has healed completely and the swelling has subsided. However, there might be a possibility of a lasting scar that won’t grow hair, but it’s uncertain at this point. Despite this, the pet’s movement isn’t entirely normal, but it doesn’t hinder her from running, jumping, and climbing as if nothing ever happened.

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Phoebe once went through a period of injury, homelessness, and isolation. However, her life has since taken a turn for the better as she now has a foster mother, two adorable furry siblings, and a plethora of toys that exceed her wildest dreams. Check out the video below to catch Phoebe in action. We extend our immense gratitude to Erica for generously sharing Phoebe’s story with us. To see more of Phoebe and other foster animals under Erica’s care, visit Instagram. Additionally, we have a similar heartwarming story of a shelter kitten who once felt alone until someone saw her true beauty. Also, don’t miss out on a colleague’s extraordinary experience of bringing a pregnant stray cat into their office and ending up with a family of nine. Moreover, a man’s attempt to help a kitten stranded on the road resulted in him being ambushed by twelve more felines. Lastly, witness a kitten’s remarkable transformation from being crooked to carefree. An angry stray cat also found a new home when he came to a woman’s window every day and gained himself a new mom. If you enjoyed these stories, please share them with others and leave a comment to let us know your thoughts.

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