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Kitten Struck By Chainsaw Can’t Stop Purring After Given Second Chance

Kitten Struck By Chainsaw Can’t Stop Purring After Given Second Chance

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**WARNING: Some users may find images of kitten injuries graphic**

In April of 2020, a woman came across a disturbing post on Facebook asking for help.

A kitten had been struck by a chainsaw and was in critical condition.

Keep reading to discover how this kitten on the verge of death was saved by a true miracle.

A Horrific Start

Alaina Mitchell, a local cat rescuer in Benton, Arkansas, was scrolling through Facebook late one night when she came across a desperate cry for help.

A kitten had accidentally been struck by a chainsaw and was severely injured.

Even worse, Alaina noticed no one else had volunteered to save the kitten.

It was late and few people had read the post. However, this couldn’t wait.

Alaina knew she couldn’t let this kitten suffer. She jumped in her car and drove to the person who had reported the kitten.

She was going to give this kitten a fighting chance.

Rushing to the Rescue

Alaina wasn’t able to examine the kitten clearly until she took him home.

Upon taking a closer look at the kitten, she was shocked. It was worse than she imagined.

What she saw brought her to tears.

His nose was almost torn off and his left leg was dangling. He was bleeding heavily and crying in pain.

Every time Alaina looked at him, she found more injuries.

“It was absolutely horrible. It broke my heart just looking at him. I was sobbing while cleaning his wounds. I didn’t think he was going to make it” Alaina told National Kitty.

Alaina did her best to clean his wounds and make him as comfortable as possible, but she knew he would need much more.

Taking him to the emergency vet would be several thousand dollars.

At this point, the most humane option would be to euthanize him.

Just when she had lost all hope, a true miracle happened…

A True Miracle

After desperately contacting fellow rescuers, Alaina received a life saving call from Southern Hearts Rescue.

They told her that they would create a fundraiser and cover the cost of the kitten’s emergency vet visit.

Alaina rushed to the emergency vet and stayed with the kitten until the early hours of the morning.

With the help of Southern Hearts Rescue, he was going to make it!

It was at the vet that the kitten received a temporary name: Scar.

The Road to Recovery

Once Scar was stabilized, he was transferred to another vet where he would spend the next couple weeks being spoiled and cared for by the clinic staff.

Scar’s wounds were treated thoroughly. Luckily, his nose made a full recovery.

Sadly, his leg had to be amputated, but he was happy that he was no longer in pain.

Scar also had to have part of his tail removed, but thankfully there was no other permanent damage.

Everyone at the vet clinic instantly fell in love with Scar. It was clear that he was very grateful to be in safe hands!

He showed his appreciation with purrs and snuggles. He instantly became a local celebrity!

A Failed Foster

Rescuers worried about Scar’s future after his recovery.

He would need to be adopted by a family that could accommodate his special needs.

But Scar’s charm was irresistible!

It was no surprise that he won over the heart of Meredith, a vet tech at the clinic he was being treated at.

Meredith was swept away by Scar’s lovable face and spunky personality.

Southern Hearts Rescue said, “Even though she wasn’t a cat person, she couldn’t let him go.”

Happily Ever After

Meredith gave Scar a new name that fit his personality: Tre!

Meredith was the perfect mom for Tre. Not only does she shower him with love, but she takes extra special care of his needs.

Thanks to Alaina, Meredith, and Southern Hearts Rescue, Tre is alive and thriving.

Now Tre spends his days purring up a storm with his new family where he knows he is loved and safe!

About Southern Hearts Rescue

Had it not been for Southern Hearts Rescue, Tre would have been euthanized.

The mission of Southern Hearts Rescue is to give animals like Tre a second chance.

Southern Hearts Rescue is involved in more than rescuing. They also challenge animal cruelty and take legal action against abuse.

However, they are entirely self funded. Every cent they raise goes toward life saving missions.

Please follow Southern Hearts Rescue on Facebook and consider donating food and supplies directly to them through their Amazon Wish List.

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5 Replies to “Kitten Struck By Chainsaw Can’t Stop Purring After Given Second Chance”

  1. It’s because of people like this these poor animals aren’t left to suffer and die! God bless them all.

  2. It was such a heart breaking story but I’m so happy with the ending I cried all the way through reading this story thank you for saving him poor baby you are all Angel’s for saving him god bless you all thank you for sharing

  3. I am so happy Tre has a forever home, and is recovering from all the trauma he received. It’s awesome when people work with each other because that can help with what one person could struggle with.

  4. Poor Little Tre is a very Lucky Kitty. God Bless Tre and all of the People who rescued him. Everyone involved are the greatest. Take Care and Best Wishes Little Tre and everyone 😸😺

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