"The moment I held this tiny, frightened, four-week-old kitten in the palm of my hand, I knew I would call him Rocky, because he had one heck of a fight ahead of him." – Laura, Bideawee Vet Technician

Rocky was rescued by one of our vet techs, after a friend of hers heard a terrible wailing sound coming from his backyard and found Rocky alone, dirty, covered in fleas, and unable to move. After a closer examination, he discovered that Rocky had gotten himself stuck in the rope that was used to tie down the tarp covering his boat. Rocky was so small that he must have just been separated from his mother and siblings—likely left behind because of his injury- and now this sweet boy had been trapped, and all alone for hours, if not days.

Despite Rocky’s terrible injury, all he wanted was human affection. From the moment that Laura began combing the fleas out of his matted fur, he purred emphatically as though he was in a state of complete bliss. Somehow he must have sensed that whatever hardships might lie ahead, he would be cared for.

Unfortunately, Rocky’s paw was too mangled to save, and it had to be amputated. When I visited this sweet boy after his surgery, he mustered up every bit of strength to try to make his way over to me. It broke my heart to watch him attempt to drag his cast (which was almost half the size of his body) to the front of the cage so that he could nuzzle up against me.

Rocky is every bit the fighter that his name suggests but he has a long road ahead of him, and he needs your help. Rocky needed urgent care to stabilize him and treat his wounded paw, and now he’ll need extensive post-op care to manage his pain and ensure a full recovery. Please donate to Rocky’s care today so he can continue to receive the treatment he needs, and Bideawee can continue to come to the aid of animals like Rocky, who will never be alone as long as we are here.