Cat Survives Car Crash, Euthanasia Threat

NORTH ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) —  Animal workers in the east metro are marveling over a cat that may have used up three of its lives last week.

According to works with the no-kill animal shelter Caring for Cats, a small 2-year-old cat was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run in Stillwater Township.

Life number one.

A police officer found the cat suffering in the middle of the road, having suffered major trauma from the accident. The officer said he considered mercy killing the animal, but decided he didn’t have the heart to go through with it.

Life number two.

The cat was taken to Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Maplewood, where it was determined the cat suffered a broken rear femur, suffered head trauma and sustained an ulcer on one of his eyes.

He was given medications for pain and ear mites, but the animal control facility couldn’t do surgery on the leg. Unless a shelter would take the cat, he would have to be put down.

Life number three.

The impound manager coordinated for the cat to be moved to Caring for Cats, where he had his leg repaired. His eye, though, may have to be removed.

The cat, which was named Calvin, is currently resting up at Caring for Cats’ North St. Paul facility, perhaps pondering how to spend his remaining six lives.


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