Cassia, a young calico cat who fell or was thrown from a high-rise building in Manhattan, will walk again, thanks to emergency surgery on her four broken legs performed by vets at the Bideawee Animal Shelter.
Brought first to a municipal shelter, she was bleeding, in great pain and unable to walk – and even had to crawl to her bowl of food to eat – Cassia was about to be euthanized when she was rescued by a Bideawee staff member. An examination and X-rays later revealed she had broken all four of her legs. However, Cassia may need to have a follow up surgery to be completely pain-free, shelter officials say. Bideawee is asking for donations to support funding for additional surgery for Cassia so she can have a speedy recovery.
In appealing for help, Bideawee CEO Nancy Taylor said, “Cassia didn’t have a collar or a microchip, so we don’t know if she was living with someone at the time she fell ... or was pushed. Believe it or not, people push cats off high places just to watch them land on their feet. Cassia was found wandering in agony.”
Click here to make a tax-deductable donation to help Cassia and other animals like her. Bideawee (410 East 38th St.) (212) 532-6395. The shelter is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from Noon until 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.