Last year, Duchess the Miracle Cat was brought in to a Texas animal hospital after being hit by a car. Many animal hospitals would simply have euthanized a stray with injuries as profound as hers. But the Homer's Heroes at Adobe Animal Hospital had enough compassion to move mountains and decided to perform surgery.
"Duchess got lucky and Dr. Meyer took a chance and repaired her jaw," said Crystal Tate, Duchess' owner. "She was in recovery for about a month. Her chances of survival were slim, but she was a fighter and pulled through. I met her the day I arrived at the clinic for my first day and ended up bringing her home with me."
Duchess still has a ways to go, but her days of living un-cared-for on the streets are over for good. Her injuries may only be temporary, but we have a feeling she'll be smiling her happy smile for years to come!
Meet Duchess the cat!
Most places would've just euthanised her as she had a broken jaw and other complications
But two vets decided that they were going to take a chance on the unlucky feline
Her chances of survival were slim, and Duchess had to have all her teeth removed
Luckily, everything went purrfectly and Duchess got a beautiful smile!
After seeing this smile, Crystal Tate decided to adopt her straight from the clinic!
"She reminds me each day that miracles really do happen!" says Tate.