Cat Found Dragging Itself Through Iran Streets Is Given A Second Chance At Life
Maloos, whose name means very cute or lovable in Arabic, was rescued from a rough life on the streets of Iran last month. Due to a congenital deformities in his hips and legs, he was discovered dragging his legs behind him, soaked in mud and gasoline, with shrapnel stuck in his face. Well-meaning, yet undertrained vets in Tehran tried to perform surgery to repair his deformities, but his hind leg had to be amputated after an infection was brought on by a surgical mistake.
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Concerned animal rescue workers from Sayeh Animal Guardians in Iran contacted San Francisco Animal Care & Control, who agreed to provide medical care for the foreign-born feline. A good samaritan kindly traveled with the kitty to the U.S., where he arrived on April 15th after a 20 hour flight.
Maloos is currently resting comfortably at SF/ACC after receiving further treatment, and his prospects for future adoption look good. Shelter Director Rebecca Katz tells KTVU Channel 2 News: "His personality is so great. He's a really special cat and I think there are going to be a lot of people who are interested in him. I hope so."
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Visit the SF/ACC website or like them on Facebook to learn more about this incredible survivor kitty who continues to thrive, despite already using up more than one of his nine lives.