AUSTRALIA – Flipper the kitten has recently been given a new lease of life.
The cute tuxedo cat’s previous owner had threatened to ‘dispose’ of him because he was born without a radius and was completely unable to walk, but he was rescued by the RSPCA.
However, after months of surgery to fix his legs, Flipper has now found a new lease on life after new owners agreed to care for him.
Veterinarians found that Flipper was born without a radius, meaning he needed to have his limbs splintered to help straighten the bones.
Flipper was finally adopted by a pair of Canberra locals set to give him the ‘loving and supportive home he deserves’, according to a post which was made on the RSPCA Facebook page.
The cat is still very much in the healing process, which entails needing to wear his legs in a cast five days each week until he is fully grown.
His story has melted hearts on social media, with many followers congratulating the RSPCA and Flipper’s new owners on saving the animal’s life.
Best wishes, Flipper!
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.