Nonprofits save crippled cat who dragged himself into drive-thru of Utah Starbucks

Posted at 3:30 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 17:38:52-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A cat named “Bruno” is getting a second chance at life thanks to a collaborative effort by some local nonprofit organizations, St. George News reports.

X-rays show Bruno had suffered extensive damage to both of his hind legs, including a broken haunch on one leg and a broken ankle on the other. Bruno dragged himself into the drive-thru of a Starbucks in St. George, where he was spotted by a volunteer from the animal rescue group P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support).

“When I arrived to help get him into a carrier he was slumped behind a bush in the drive through. He could not use his back legs at all and he could [barely] hold himself up and use his front ones most likely because he had already used them so much to drag himself so far,” P.A.W.S. event coordinator Sabrina Todd wrote in a GoFundMe campaign for Bruno.

Photo courtesy of Sabrina Todd, St. George News

Todd told St. George News that Bruno’s hind legs had most likely been clipped by a car.

Bruno was later referred to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab to be diagnosed. Best Friends arranged for Bruno to have surgery from a specialist based in Las Vegas.

Bruno has been returned to Best Friends, where he has weeks of extensive rehabilitation to complete. After his rehabilitation, Bruno will be available for adoption.

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