Nothing can stop this determined mother cat from staying away from her kittens not even a blow that nearly ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ her.
Late last month, Dee Walton, owner of Australian animal rescue organization Sawyers Gully, found a missed call on his answering machine. It was from a woman who said she fed a feral cat with kittens in her yard, but her neighbor ᴋɪʟʟᴇᴅ the mother cat.
Was told the neighbor grabbed the mother by the tail and ᴛʜʀᴇᴡ her into a trailer, assuming until he thought she was ᴅᴇᴀᴅ.
The mother cat’s only sin was sneaking into the man’s yard – and getting caught. By the time Walton received the message, another rescue team had arrived on the scene to collect the 1-week-old kittens.
The mother’s body remains where it lies. But the next day, something remarkable happened. The princess, as she was later given, trudged back to where she had left her kittens, using only her front paws. Her hind legs were paralyzed from the ɪɴᴊᴜʀɪᴇs she received from being ʙʀᴜᴛᴀʟʟʏ ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ. “It’s going to take her a long time to crawl back on her front legs,” says Walton.
But despite the difficulties, nothing can stop the Princess from reuniting her children.
Her wish came true when she was discovered alive and picked up by the local RSPCA, then reunited with her kittens. As it turns out, the Princess has a microchip and her original owner was tracked down and decided to give her up and her RSPCA, which left the cat family abandoned as it was unlikely that The ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ princess will have a home with Walton said.
After learning their story and discovering their fate, Walton expressed an interest in taking care of the Princess and her children and decided to take the whole family out of the house.
The cat family currently resides at the rescue with Walton. The princess was unfortunately ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ for life. She is unable to urinate or defecate on her own. Since she is a special needs cat, she will stay in Sawyer, her new permanent home, for the rest of her life.
For now, since her kittens are still quite small, the Princess can comfortably take care of them and raise them until they are old enough to part.
A police investigation into the Princess’ abuse has resulted in the arrest of the man who ᴀssᴀᴜʟᴛᴇᴅ her, plans are being made to buy the Princess her own wheelchair to help she moves more easily.
Princess is a warrior, she teaches me everyday not to give up. We believe the kittens gave her the will to live on.