Despite the patter of the rain, a man heard the piteous cries of a kitten.
He found the cries coming from a kitten in a drain.
When he picked up the kitten, he was utterly shocked to find that one of his hind leg was missing!
His wife called SY of MettaCattery.
Despite having to care for more that 120 cats, several dogs, a rabbit and a chinchilla. SY Just couldn’t say no. He was named T3 by a volunteer.
A week after he was brought to the cattery, he was brought to Allpets and Aqualife clinic at Jalan Kayu for treatment of the pain at the stump. He was given painkiller.
一个星期后，他被带到猫之家和位于Jalan Kayu 的Allpets and Aqualife诊所，治疗受伤的部分所引起的剧痛．他须要服用止痛药．
On the 28th of May, T3 underwent an emergency operation to trim the stump as the bone fragments were causing incessant pain.
28th of May, T3接受紧急手术，整治留在骨头內的残余碎片引起的剧痛．
The vet couldn’t be 100% certain that the loss of his hind leg was due to human cruelty. He said accidental loss of his limb could not be ruled out.
Nonetheless, the pain that T3 has experienced is excruciatingly vivid when we look at his wound and at his photos.
If you want to help by sponsoring his vet fees (present and future) and / or bring T3 home to care and to love till his last breath on this earth，email mettacats.
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 9:29 PM
Collected T3 from the clinic today. He was crying out for attention. The sight of him cut from the hip makes me sick but the vet said that it had to be done so that in the long term he will not suffer from the bone protruding into the skin. We are not sure what other problems might come out from this. Right now he is being fostered by a volunteer but the best for him would be to go into a loving and secure home where he will be treated with lots of love to make up for his suffering.
Update from Foster-Mum, Val 最新消息：
Sent: Tuesday, June 01,2004 5:46 PM
(T3 is aka Beckham!)
“Beckham is doing fine. He’s very active and affectionate, likes to play, jump around and do stuff that all normal kittens do. Despite having only three legs, he moves around very well.
“Beckham 很好，他很活跃, 亲切友好，喜欢玩耍．不顾只有三只脚，四处跳动，与其它的小猫一样．
However, he is rather inconvenienced at the moment thanks to the Victorian collar, which keeps him from licking and biting surgical wound. We remove once in a while, when he’s eating – must set him free sometimes, otherwise quite poor thing …
Because of this collar, he often can’t see where he’s going and trends to end up playing around in his litter bin.
Once, he couldn’t get outta there after shitting, so he stepped all over his shit as well as over his quilt!
I do not know his would is healing well, but there’s no discharge pus and all that, so I guess it’s find…
He’s being confined to a small, comfortable area as he’s not allowed to play with the rest, but we let him out once in a while. We also allow the other kittens to visit him at times too! They are all pretty close and enjoy one another’s company.
Beckham’s my favourite kitten! Muak!”
7 June 2004, 9pm. SMS from SY “Will pick up T3 from foster home on the 10th of June for review by the vet and for STO (removal of stitches). He is very cheerful kitten, full of energy!”
7th June 2004, 9pm. 秀燕简讯 “10th June 将带T3 去複诊，去除缝线．他是只非常开心的小猫，充满活力．
Despite the terribly painful event in much an early stage of his life, T3 retains the sweet fun-loving and trusting nature of a home kitten.
Are you able to bring him home to shelter him from the harshness of life on the streets?
He’s very playful. He loves to be carried and will purr non-stop. He can climb up divan-bed’s height. Loves human food. He dashes from hall to kitchen and back. I guess that’s how he keeps his weight down.