MSPCA-Angell Raising Funds to Offset Foxy’s Care, Seeks Adopter for Special Kitty
BOSTON, June 8, 2020 – An adorable one-year-old cat named “Foxy Cleocatra” may have used several of her nine lives when she was struck by a car in Waltham, Mass. on May 3, suffering a broken leg that required emergency intervention at the nearby MSPCA-Angell West.
The car strike—which also fractured one of Foxy’s canine teeth—left her hind left leg shattered, and poor Foxy in serious pain. The frightened kitty was rushed to Angell where Dr. Spencer Yeh attached a device known as an “external fixator,” in hopes the bones may reset, without surgery, in about a month.
Foxy wore no ID collars and was not microchipped, which made it impossible to determine whether she had a home. She is convalescing in a foster home and, despite all she’s been through, she is playful, adores chin and chest scratches and is reportedly very chatty, happily carrying on conversations with her human companion.
Foxy may still need surgery in the weeks ahead to repair her broken leg. Combined with the dental surgery that she’ll undergo once her leg stabilizes, her medical bills have exceeded $4,000. The MSPCA has set up a special fund to help offset the cost of her care, and other animals like her. Anyone who wishes to donate can do so via mspca.org/helpfoxy.
Foxy’s needs come at a time when the MSPCA has extended its services across the Commonwealth in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the pandemic began, the organization has delivered nearly 200,000 pet meals to food banks and individuals, in addition to providing subsidized medical care to over 500 animals.
This work has resulted in keeping countless pets healthy and home with families who love them, but comes at a great cost.
“If there were ever a time for donors to step forward to support the life-saving work we do every day for animals, now would be that time,” said Anna Rafferty-Arnold, associate director of the MSPCA-Angell’s Boston adoption center. “We have to provide for people in our community who need help caring for their pets, and we must still be here for animals like Foxy who find themselves homeless and severely injured at the same time.”
Foxy will return to Angell in about three weeks for x-rays to determine whether her leg has healed, or if she needs additional treatment. Once the veterinary team feels confident she is on the road to full recovery, she’ll be placed for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting Foxy can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.