A kitten missing a limb is adopted by a girl who lost an arm
Scarlette is a beautiful little girl who was only 10 months old when she lost one of her arms to cancer. When she was around 2 years old, her parents, Simone and Matt Tipton, made the decision to get her a cat in order to help her see that her abnormalities wouldn’t stop her from having a happy life.
The kitten was rescued from a shelter by the family in Trabuco Canyon, California (United States), and it had recently lost its front limb. They wanted to accept him into their family at that exact time because they knew he was the one.
“They believe she was inside the wheel of a car when the car started and didn’t get out in time,” Simone said in an interview with TODAY. They said she wouldn’t survive and that death was already planned, but a staff member begged me to try to save her.
When Scarlette was born, her left arm was relatively large. After undergoing tests, surgeries, and chemotherapy treatments, the family learned that their daughter had a severe form of cancer, and the doctors advised amputating the young girl’s arm.
She was 10 months old when the arm, shoulder, scapula, collarbone, and all surrounding skin and tissues were removed, according to the mother of the young girl. “We had to go to Minnesota to have the operation at the Mayo Clinic since they were the only doctors equipped for such a major surgery,” the mother continued.
After seeing a local news article about a three-month-old cat who had just had her leg severed following a terrible accident, the family immediately called San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus to plan to adopt the kitten.
The girl’s mother recalled calling the shelter soon away and being informed that due to her recent injuries, she wasn’t yet fit for adoption.
The family struggled hard to retain the cat. The staff agreed to make an exception after hearing Scarlette’s tale so that the kitten may return to her new family. Scarlette, who enjoys animals, was happy when a cat named Doc joined the family. As soon as she noticed that Doc had staples in her side, too, she put her hand out as if she already knew everything.
Simone recalls that Scarlette asked, “Owies?” After noticing the staples and drain pipe on her side. Yes, she has flowers just like you, I replied. She quietly agreed while placing her palm on her severed side and acknowledged the significance of this particular animal to her despite her young age.
Scarlette found Doc to be a great addition to her life, and according to her mother, growing up by her side helped the small girl recover. We wanted to find Scarlette a friend so she could grow up with someone like to her, not just to show her she wasn’t alone but also to help her get stronger and learn how to deal with problems like her cat does, Simone continued.
Since then, Scarlette has grown up and changed into a pleasant and confident little girl who enjoys playing, studying, and, of course, spending time with her loved family.
CREDIT: Facebook/ Smiles For Scarlette