Angell Animal Medical Center Fixes Cat Hit by Car, Now She Needs a Home for the Holidays

A good Samaritan in Lawrence, Mass. heard the faintest of cries when returning home on Nov. 20 and followed the sound to her porch stairs where, cowering underneath, she found a cold, hungry and critically injured cat.

Despite all she\’s been through Samosa is friendly and social to all who meet her (credit: MSPCA-Angell)

The cat, who has since been named “Samosa,” was ultimately rushed to Angell in Jamaica Plain where surgeon Emily Ulfelder confirmed she was in very rough shape. “Aside from fractures to her pelvis and elbow—which are critical in their own right and ultimately not survivable if left untreated—she was anemic and very weak due to extensive internal bleeding.”

One of her injuries was so severe and uncommon that Dr. Ulfelder had never actually seen it outside of textbooks. “She had what’s called an ‘avulsion fracture’ to her elbow—a very serious fracture that would have no chance of healing without surgery.”

On the day before Thanksgiving, Dr. Ulfelder and the Angell surgery team screwed plates into the front and back of Samosa’s pelvis and performed a delicate operation to repair her elbow. And on Friday she was taken to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, from where she will be adopted into a new home.

Home for the Holidays

The Nevins Farm team has set its sights on finding her a wonderful home for the holidays. Interested adopters can email methuenadoptions@mspca.org for more information about her.