One of our most positive stories during lockdown was meeting Gloria. Gloria is a beautiful black cat that was brought in as a stray by the RSPCA. Even to the untrained eye Gloria’s back leg was swinging freely in the wind after she suffered a fracture.
She was called Gloria after the song I will survive …
“I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live”
This summed up Gloria no matter how much pain she must have been in she just wanted a big cuddle, some fuss and some food and was just adorable.
Being a charity the RSPCA was limited to what funds they had available for Gloria so it was agreed that we would take her on and be responsible for her treatment. Thankfully we have a good relationship with the RSPCA and they were on board so we arranged for her leg to be fixed. Here are her before and after x-rays.
We kept Glroia at the practice for 6 weeks to let the leg heal so she became a great friend to the staff constantly miaowing for attention when they walked past. Thankfully she had no complications so at 6 weeks we re x-rayed her, spayed her, microchipped and vaccinated her. We have two good frrends of the practice Katy and Petra and they had a suggestion of who would Gloria a fantastic new home and she was off.
It was great to be able to help Gloria in such a tough time as corona but Gloria showed us that even when things aren’t going your way being happy and making the most of life gets you a long way!