Trooper The Kitten Survived A Dog Attack. During His Recovery, He Has Lived Up To His Name!

This tiny little kitten, named Trooper, had a very traumatic start to his life. He lived under a porch in Colorado with his four siblings. They were only ten weeks old when he and his family were attacked by a dog.

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

Trooper, along with his sister Patience, were the only survivors. A Good Samaritan found the two kittens and brought them to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital. The animal hospital then contacted Foothills Animal Shelter.

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

From there, Trooper had to get his front leg amputated because it was so mangled. Normally, they wouldn’t perform surgery on a kitten so young, especially before they could barely even open their eyes. But Trooper may not have survived if they didn’t do the surgery, and thankfully it was successful!

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

Now it was time for Trooper to start his journey to recovery. He was placed in a foster home with Patience where the two of them were bottle-fed and monitored closely. Trooper’s wounds and bandages had to be cleaned every day to make sure he wouldn’t get an infection.

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

Two months later, Trooper is just like any other kitten and is so happy and playful. He definitely lived up to his name! He and his sister were adopted into furever homes in no time! Trooper’s new mom said that he’s settling in nicely with their family. Thank goodness these kitties were rescued and not only survived, but thrived!

Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.