This stray cat was hit by a car, had a broken jaw and arm. Doctors did surgery but had to remove most of her teeth. She recovered fully and has a goofy smile now. One of the surgeons adopted her straight from the clinic and named her Duchess the Miracle Cat.


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7 Dec 2017 16:55 - +2608
This makes me so sad. I found two kittens in my neighborhood and gave them to a coworker and her boyfriend. I'd known both for about six months. The kittens stayed one night before her bf said he didn't want one of them because it was "too mean." A kitten. He was like four inches total. Fast forward two or so months, my coworker mentioned the kitten he kept was hurt. She said she didn't want to show me the picture. She was ashamed. When I saw it, I gasped. He was missing his fucking bottom lip. The bf said his claw got stuck in his lip which was bullshit (the vet said he'd only seen something like on dogs who'd jumped out of trucks on the highway). I eventually was able to convince them to give me the cat back after two weeks of trying to have them let me pay for him to go to vet. They wouldn't take him. When I got him back, his fucking tail was snapped in two with an inch thick hematoma formed where it was broken. He had fractures all over his tiny head, and his jaw was swollen and torn. I tried to file an animal abuse report but because he didn't have a broken leg, the vet I could afford for the thousand dollar procedures didn't want to comment on it, even though he agreed it was animal abuse. Really weird and I still want to press charges. Like, can you imagine? That poor kitten suffered in pain for weeks. His fucking tail was dying by the time I got him. I hope they're both fucking miserable and die horribly. Anyways, my family named him Tiger and now he's a cutie who happens to be missing a lip and a tail, with a bumpy head but he's a happy, spastic cat who gets tons of cuddles and lap time now. Plus he's back with his brother, Gizmo.
7 Dec 2017 12:07 - +2438
Oh My God. What a sweet kitty. I made a sketch: [sweetie](https://i.imgur.com/Tv5qlh7.jpg)
7 Dec 2017 12:27 - +403
My heart
7 Dec 2017 14:43 - +244
This legit almost made a 35yo dude cry. Just her goofy little smile in the second pic. Poor kitty, glad she has a good home. I gotta go home from work and pet my cat now.
7 Dec 2017 12:10 - +157
Wonder how it affected eating and drinking
7 Dec 2017 15:00 - +122
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7 Dec 2017 17:05 - +59
Awww. That same thing happened to my cat Dexter in college, minus the broken leg. He looked just like the first pic when he came home one night, except there was lots of blood. Then by the morning he licked it all off and looked just like pic #1. I went to three different vets and the first two said surgery would cost $2-4K and said he would most like lose a few teeth. Finally the third place did it for $1200 and he kept all his teeth. He had his jaw wired shut for 5 weeks, then made a full recovery. Miss that guy.
7 Dec 2017 11:44 - +44
She's beautiful
7 Dec 2017 17:25 - +44
The top right picture is really channeling Dustin from Stranger Things
7 Dec 2017 19:34 - +32
We have a cat like that. Stray, broken jaw, terrible infection, obviously hadn't eaten a thing in ages, skinny as a broomstick, must have been almost dead. But he had the strength to climb up on our fence and accost me at my door one evening after work and loudly beg me, cat to man, for a little decency. I couldn't say no. I paid the vets a pile of cash and they filled him full of painkillers and antibiotics and fluids, pulled some of his teeth, wired his jaw back together, took his balls off (hey, there's a cost for everything), and eventually handed us back a very good, very smart, very slobbery cat who looks you right in the eye and communes with you.
7 Dec 2017 12:21 - +22
I feel like I could be best friends with that kitters.
7 Dec 2017 15:14 - +18
I hate seeing hurt animals, especially cats. 😭
7 Dec 2017 12:36 - +14
From scared as hell eyes to happy home eyes. Too cool.
7 Dec 2017 12:44 - +12
Turned that frown upside down, good on that surgeon.
7 Dec 2017 19:15 - +11
Cats have arms?
7 Dec 2017 12:39 - +11
Poor cat. I'm glad it's looking healthy now.
7 Dec 2017 21:09 - +9
Same story, 5 month old kitten, found her in the middle of a busy four lane highway. She had been hit, jawbone broken in two at the front and bleeding from her nose and ears. Sadly, I took her to my vet to euthanize. She (vet) said she thought the kitten could be saved. Wired her jaw, reattached the skin, and I took her home. She had a couple of teeth in the rear of her mouth, and two that stuck out up front making her look like a shark. Within two months, she was queen over the rest of my animals, eating dry food by crunching it with her back teeth, and well on her way to becoming the best animal I have ever had. Thanks to a vet that cared more about the animal than the money.....while it wasn't free, she discounted more than I paid.
7 Dec 2017 17:54 - +9
Toothless!
7 Dec 2017 15:49 - +7
I desperately request a video of Duchess giving us a meow. :3
7 Dec 2017 16:42 - +6
She reminds me of Dewey from *Malcolm in the Middle*.
7 Dec 2017 16:35 - +6
Those top two photos and especially the top right have got my eyes a bit wet. Edit: A word.
7 Dec 2017 17:26 - +5
what a precious baby! that toothless grin just made my day. like, anything else that happens today is going to roll off my back because of these photos.
7 Dec 2017 16:52 - +5
My cat has the same fur color as yours! https://imgur.com/1Y8Ezbs
7 Dec 2017 14:01 - +5
Deeeeerrp
7 Dec 2017 19:58 - +4
There are some instances where putting an animal down is the right thing to do. This is one of those instances. Making a predator live with no teeth and 3 legs isn't being a hero, it's being cruel.
7 Dec 2017 17:59 - +4
Aww poor cat, my first cat also had a broken jaw and no teeth from his first owner when he was a kitten. Think he was kicked or something. Didn’t stop the little guy. Saw some amazing feats over his 13-14 years. Worthy of note is managing to get a live rabbit almost as big as him over a 2m wooden fence into our garden and trying to gum him to death. Also the countless mice I’d witness him kill with his claws and then suck them down like spaghetti. Amazing how well animals can adapt! Hopefully the Duchess has a long and happy life with her new owner
7 Dec 2017 18:04 - +3
How does she eat? Soft food?
7 Dec 2017 19:41 - +3
Anyone know how much does a surgery like this cost?
7 Dec 2017 18:38 - +3
Phthteven
7 Dec 2017 19:34 - +3
What an adorable cat. I am so happy that this cutie was able to be saved. That smile just melts my heart. I hope for nothing but many years of happiness for Duchess and that incredible vet who adopted this sweetheart.
7 Dec 2017 15:35 - +3
What's going on with it's claw on the front paw in the bottom image?
7 Dec 2017 19:37 - +3
I just lost my kitty and I’m terrified this will be her fate.
7 Dec 2017 18:56 - +3
The feels are strong in this post.
7 Dec 2017 19:24 - +3
Remember to spay and neuter your cats people! Not only do strays destroy the environment but they're prone to getting hit by vehicles and the like due to the environment they inhabit.
7 Dec 2017 18:56 - +3
Aww, I would have adopted her too if I'd seen her. So adorable! :)
7 Dec 2017 19:34 - +3
What a cutie!
7 Dec 2017 19:12 - +3
If supreme leader smoke had a cat, this would be it **Edit: Snoke not smoke.... ruined a good joke
7 Dec 2017 19:44 - +3
cats are tough. rescued one that must have been hit by a car, by the time i found her her back lega were mostly healed an it was bad enough the suegeon had to literally cut one of her hips off, the other one was fine. shes a happy cat now wit lots of cat friends and dog friends, jumps around and has no issus with taking your spot wherever you just wanted to sit right now. walks kind of funny but can climb and jump pretty much anywhere. i'm not a cat person, much prefer dogs but saving a and providing a home for a hurt animal is a special feeling.
7 Dec 2017 19:20 - +3
Cats have arms?
7 Dec 2017 17:25 - +3
Oh they found Simo Häyhä's cat!
7 Dec 2017 18:47 - +3
So cute I can't even think of a good Archer reference
7 Dec 2017 17:55 - +2
She is to beautiful! So glad shes safe and happy now! :)
7 Dec 2017 17:18 - +2
Isn't it usually a veterinarian who does surgery on cats?
7 Dec 2017 14:10 - +2
This is so awesome. You are awesome if you did this, and you're awesome for spreading this either way
7 Dec 2017 17:09 - +2
What I imagine a cat would look like post-wisdom teeth removal lol. What a qt
7 Dec 2017 15:25 - +2
Thank you for taking care of her
7 Dec 2017 17:37 - +2
Too.....much.......cute 😻
7 Dec 2017 15:32 - +2
That is a lovely kitty. Her goofy smile makes you feel joy. That's one special feline and I'm jealous of the owner.
7 Dec 2017 12:52 - +2
Such a cutie pie!!!! ❤
7 Dec 2017 16:38 - +2
This kitty should be the real life mascot for Reddit
7 Dec 2017 17:10 - +2
Sweetie just got some extra personality. I’m glad soft cat food exists though. Hopefully it doesn’t hurt to eat. :(
7 Dec 2017 16:48 - +2
"Mrow" She called through a stream of drool
7 Dec 2017 17:33 - +2
Had a cat when I was growing up that was found with a broken jaw and we had no idea why. He was an outside cat and it could have been anything. We took him to the vet and couldn’t afford the bills and he had to be put down. Seeing this makes me really happy for this little guy.
7 Dec 2017 16:53 - +2
Heartwarming.
7 Dec 2017 17:44 - +2
I have a cat with a similar story except it was just the skin on her jaw that got messed up and healed pretty well, and she also lost a front leg.
7 Dec 2017 17:01 - +2
its the cat version of yellow man!

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