Bugsy the cat makes miraculous recovery from paralysis
WHEN Suzie Townsend discovered her manx kitten Bugsy had been struck by some sort of paralysis, she didn't know what had happened.
All she knew was that the cat she loved could not move her legs and it was up to her, with the help of Fraser Coast Cat Rescue, to nurse her back to health.
With the help of her loving owner and animal chiropractor Doc Jamieson, Bugsy has made a miraculous recovery.
The cat spent two weeks with the renowned chiropractor and came back with a range of movement restored.
Bugsy's walking is still noticeably awkward and Mr Jamieson says he still has a lot of work he wants to do with the cat.
But Suzie says she can't believe the difference since her cat returned home.
Bugsy is no longer falling down as much and she has regained a range of movement in her legs.
She has even started playing with the household's other cat again.
Mr Jamieson said the problem was the kitten had an issue with trapped nerves, including its sciatic nerve.
In addition to that, the kitten's patellas were slipping.
Mr Jamieson, who did the work for free, said if the kitten had been taken to a vet, she would probably have been put down. It is unknown how Bugsy's injuries were caused.
She was microchipped just before her symptoms started but Mr Jamieson said that wouldn't have caused her problems. He said it was more likely rough play with other cats.
Susie said while the cats she took in were often put up for adoption through Fraser Coast Cat Rescue, Bugsy definitely had a home with her for life.