Vessy is a special little lady! When she first arrived at the ASPCA Animal Hospital as a stray with an injured hind limb, our veterinarians made the difficult decision to amputate her leg to prevent complications and further suffering. Once Vessy was able to move from our Hospital to our Adoption Center, she was shy and avoidant with staff as she healed—and who can blame her? She was likely in pain and learning to adjust to life as a tripod kitty. Now in a comfy home with a lovely foster caregiver, Vessy is doing great! According to her foster mom, once Vessy settled in she became her shadow, following her from room to room and meowing when she couldn’t find her. Even when her foster mom is asleep, Vessy likes to be nearby—and we mean very close by! She often sleeps in bed with her foster caregiver and lays in her lap as often as possible. Vessy also loves being pet—especially around the neck—and purrs with delight when getting scratched.
Vessy is looking for an adopter who understands that it may take her some time to adjust to a new home. Otherwise, she’d be a great fit for many different types of families! If you’re interested in adopting her, please fill out our Cat Adoption Survey.