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Kendall County Animal Control calls attention to special cat

	Meet Sophie 1 year old Domestic Medium Hair cwho is waiting patiently Kendall County Animal Control (KCAC) for her forever

Meet Sophie, a 1 year old Domestic Medium Hair cat, who is waiting patiently at Kendall County Animal Control (KCAC) for her forever home. Sophie is special cat who still has 8 lives left after surviving a terrible accident. | submitted

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Updated: September 9, 2012 6:08AM

Meet Sophie, a 1-year-old domestic medium-haired cat. Sophie is a special cat who still has eight lives after surviving a terrible accident.

On June 11, Kendall County Animal Control staff responded to a call that a small dog had been hit by a car but was still breathing. When they arrived on the scene, they discovered it was a cat, not a dog. Sophie was on the side of the road, and she was in really bad condition.

Sophie was immediately rushed over to Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Yorkville. Dr. Gary Schlapp knew immediately that the care needed to save this cat was well beyond the small amount KCAC has available to treat each animal they take in. Schlapp, however, also recognized what an exceptional cat Sophie is as she purred in his arms despite how much pain she was in.

Schlapp then made the generous decision to save Sophie’s life and not charge Animal Control for her extensive treatment. She underwent surgery to correct injuries to her pelvis and her rear leg. Schlapp also had to remove one of her eyes because of head trauma from when she was hit by the car. After weeks at the vet clinic, she was finally able to go to Animal Control.

Sophie is available for adoption at Kendall County Animal Control, 802 W. John St., off Route 34 in Yorkville. Sophie is a special needs cat and is looking for a family who will be able to give her the care and attention she deserves. She is extremely affectionate with people but does not seem to be too fond of other cats. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations and microchipped as well. Sophie’s new family will need to help her continue to work up the strength in her leg that she had surgery on to re-establish proper muscle tone.

Visit or call 630-553-9256.

Courtesy of Kendall County Animal Control

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