Paralyzed Mother Cat Drags Herself To Search For Her Kittens

The power of a mother’s love is so strong that even after a cat was nearly killed she still sought out her babies.

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Severe abuse and near death couldn't keep this Calico cat away from her kittens. Via Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston/Facebook
Severe abuse and near death couldn't keep this Calico cat away from her kittens. Via Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston/Facebook

The bond between mother and baby is one of the strongest forces in nature. In one case, it was powerful enough to take down an animal abuser.

Calico cat Princess is so dedicated to her litter that she dragged her half-paralyzed body to the spot where her kittens were last seen before the attack that crippled her, according to the Facebook page for Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston. The rescue group, based in Weston, New South Wales, Australia, took her into its care and reunited Princess with her kittens last month, and also began raising funds to treat the mother cat’s injuries.

Princess became paralyzed from the waist down after her back was broken by an angry homeowner. A neighbor had been feeding the stray cat and watching over her 1-week-old kittens outdoors. One day, she heard a loud bang and went outside to investigate. She saw her neighbor holding the cat upside down by her tail. When she asked if the cat had been killed he responded, “Well it shouldn’t have been in my yard,” according to a Facebook post.

The neighbor called Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (RSPCA) to help save the kittens. She also called Dee Walton, owner of Sawyers Gully.

Princess lost the use of her body below her waist. Via Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston/Facebook

Princess lost the use of her body below her waist. Via Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston/Facebook

“Naturally I asked her to report the man to the Police and RSPCA,” Walton wrote on Facebook.

The details that emerged were appalling. They revealed that Princess was thrown against a trailer repeatedly until her back broke, her legs broke and her teeth broke. What stayed, however, was her will to live.

“The next day, I find out that Mumma cat wasn’t dead and she dragged herself back to where she had her kittens.” Walton continued. “It must have taken her hours in excruciating pain as her only instinct was to get back to her babies regardless of the pain she was in.”

X-rays show the extent of Princess' injuries. Via Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston/Facebook

X-rays show the extent of Princess’ injuries. Via Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston/Facebook

Princess was picked up by the RSPCA and reunited with her kittens, then they all were brought to Sawyers Gully where Walton began seeking medical aid for the cat and raising funds to pay for necessary treatments. Princess cannot relieve herself on her own and needs meds twice daily. Vets say surgery to address the paralysis would do more harm than good; Walton is looking for ways to create a custom wheelchair for Princess.

Within days, the GoFundMe account set up by Walton met its goal of $10,000. It has since exceeded that and is approaching $17,000. Walton expressed her gratitude to the many who contributed. She also applauded the cat’s caretaker, who took a bold step.

“The witness has decided to come forward to contact the RSPCA to see if we can get this man prosecuted,” Walton wrote on Facebook. “Please understand this is a huge step for a single mum to come forward to face a bully who she is scared of. We applaud you and are behind you 100%.”

After naming him, the man was arrested in relation to the injuries inflicted on Princess.

Princess got justice, along with the love of a caring support group and a reunion with her kittens. She has brought to light the ugliness of abuse — as well as the enduring strength of a mother’s bond.

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  • I am so happy that the sweet kitty is doing a lot better! And I hope that the man who did that to her suffers every day of his life! I hope he NEVER gets out of prison! I hope they hang him and that some ferocious tiger gets him! Let’s see how bad he is then! Good luck sweet princess! I wish you were my kitty!

    Kristen Amman June 3, 2016 2:25 pm Reply
    • The man who done it to the defenceless cat should be burned alive or rot in jail…

      Romina h.obeidat June 3, 2016 5:36 pm Reply
  • May he be paralyzed too! Sick prick!

    Dan June 3, 2016 2:56 pm Reply
  • The sick bastard deserves a very painful illness so he has to suffer every day just like he’s committed this cat to.

    Hilary June 3, 2016 3:46 pm Reply
  • I hope the man who did this was prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if not more. What a happy ending. Thank goodness to the brave soul who reported this sweet momma cat’s abuser. Justice shall prevail.

    Alexandra Zerba June 3, 2016 4:25 pm Reply
  • Will somebody please make her a wheelchair? It’s not that hard to do.

    Gary June 3, 2016 4:48 pm Reply
  • Sick coward beating up a poor defenseless cat! Burn in hell!!

    Sue June 3, 2016 5:24 pm Reply
  • Too bad Oz doesn’t allow guns. Over here, if someone did that to one of my cats, my pals mr. Glock and mr. Walther would take care of him

    Chad June 3, 2016 5:28 pm Reply
    • Oh this loser would have been shot if I’d seen that. I’m tired of there not being more protection. It should be a felony, murderers,lock them away for good. I don’t know why the hell there aren’t better laws for these poor helpless fur babies. I hope the sick piece of crap that did this, reads all our comments, I want to make sure he knows how much all of us love animals and one of these days he’s going to piss the wrong person off and I can’t wait, I hope he suffers a very painful life in every possible way.

      Brenda June 4, 2016 11:21 am Reply
  • I hope the pain and suffering you caused this cat to endure comes back to you a thousandfold. You’re a sick psychopath that deserves to rot in hell forever. Bastard.

    Linda June 3, 2016 7:29 pm Reply
  • I love that Mum got back with her kittens and hopefully she will have a lovely furever home one day. Hmmm I would like to get hold of that man and bash him against a brick wall until his back and legs are broken. See how he likes its.

    Gayle June 3, 2016 8:15 pm Reply
  • Such a terrible human being, he should stay in jail forever!!! Never let him out to hurt another innocent life.

    Benji Lincoln June 3, 2016 8:23 pm Reply
  • I hope that dude gets thrown against a rock, good luck princess…

    Rachel June 3, 2016 8:51 pm Reply
  • I hope he is first gangland dry in prison. Then I hope he dies a slip and painful death for what he’d did to this poor defenseless furbaby. If urban such a man why don’t u come at me. I’d kill u without even thinking twice. I’ll slam u against a brick wall

    norm June 3, 2016 9:04 pm Reply
  • This is one sick person to do this , hopefully Karma will beat his ass

    Lynn June 3, 2016 10:11 pm Reply
  • Sick monster! Good luck beautiful princess

    Yvette Balk June 3, 2016 11:38 pm Reply
  • God bless you princess your an angel

    Sheila shaffer June 4, 2016 1:08 am Reply
  • Name and shame this arsehole!! Let the world see what a bully human does to defenceless animals. Kudos to the people caring for this special mamma cat.

    Fidéle June 4, 2016 5:04 am Reply
  • So glad mom and babies have a happy ending….now it’s the beginning for the man who caused the cats pain….justice!

    Daveni Pagano June 4, 2016 8:23 am Reply
  • Justice for mom and babies????

    Daveni Pagano June 4, 2016 8:28 am Reply
  • That’s the most horrible thing I’ve heard. Poor Princess the fear and pain she experienced. God set your loving hands on her. At least now Princess will have all the help she can get and I hope for the rest of her life. May she ALWAYS stay with her babies, after all they are the reason she is alive still.
    As far as the bastard that did this to Princess I hope a judge sees it fit to punish this person (he does not deserve to be called a man) to the highest most rough punishment. He will pay one day, especially in hell.

    Pamela Riker June 4, 2016 8:44 am Reply
  • This story brought tears to my eyes,what is wrong with some people ????

    Michelle dixon June 4, 2016 8:55 am Reply
  • It is a Federal Offence now in the USA to abuse an animal.

    FJ Wilson June 4, 2016 12:34 pm Reply
  • Who ever this monster is he might not pay in this life for what he did but he will pay in the next life. I wish him the worst pain the worst nightmares and the most lingering painful death that can ever be given. If I could do to him what he did to that sweet baby he would suffer more that he could ever imagine.

    Frances June 4, 2016 2:50 pm Reply
  • Agree with all the above statements he should experience all the pain that sweet kitty had and more . He is evil . So hope kitty can be helped she is an amazing mother .

    Jean Furness June 5, 2016 1:30 pm Reply
  • I hope the convicts in prison sort him out, he deserves it.

    Gillian Heaton June 5, 2016 4:47 pm Reply

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