Adopt Me! 'Purr Bucket' Aiko Is Lucky to Be Alive
05/12/2011 AT 03:30 PM EDT
A few weeks ago, a good Samaritan spotted this stray kitten walking around with a pretty gruesome leg injury. Taken to Save-a-Stray for treatment, Aiko suffered from a broken leg and bone infection and is "very lucky to be alive," says Meredith Fiel, executive director of the rescue.
The 12 to 14-week-old tabby's right front leg will forever be "bent a little," but it doesn't slow him down one bit. "Many times when you find when these animals are mistreated like this, they are just love bugs," Fiel says. "And Aiko is a lovable little bug."
Recovered and ready for adoption, this sweetheart of a cat loves a good rub and is a real "purr bucket," she says. He'll jump at the chance to sit in a comfortable lap.
If you can envision Aiko purring in your lap, call the Save-a-Stray shelter at 518-654-6220. In addition to placing 2,500 pets a year into loving homes, the Adirondack Save-a-Stray rescue offers low-cost wellness and veterinary services and is happy to accept your monetary donations. Click here to learn more.
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