Rescued stray cat looking for a Christmas miracle

Published: Dec. 16, 2016 at 5:05 PM EST
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A cat that had a rough start in life is looking for his forever home for the holidays.

He spent the first couple years of his life living outside with a badly injured front leg.

‘Trooper’ was rescued by Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet after living in the parking lot of a busy apartment complex.

People who live in the complex say he was hit by a car as a kitten.

He was taken to the vet by a good Samaritan but they couldn't afford the bill to amputate his leg so he was put back outside.

Trooper was rescued by a Save-A-Pet volunteer last month.

Money from a special fund for animals in need was used to cover the cost of his amputation surgery and care.

“We named him Trooper because he survived on the streets for so long with broken bones,” said Jill Borkowski from Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet. “His paw was curling under and his claws were growing into his leg and his leg was infected from dragging on the ground. He has a great personality but he is a bit shy from living on the streets so a quiet home without dogs and small children would be his ideal home.”

Trooper gets along with other cats and he also likes to cuddle and watch football.

If you're interested in adopting Trooper, he's currently living in a foster home, give the shelter a call if you'd like to meet him.