Diagnosis: Hit by car, broken rear legs
Jinx was a beautiful Himalayan-mix found lying on the side of the road at a busy intersection in Livermore. A local resident noticed him and thought he was dead until she saw him lift his head as she drove by. Livermore Animal Services arrived shortly thereafter and took him to an emergency hospital in Dublin, where it was determined that Jinx had two broken back legs and was in extreme pain. Unfortunately, Jinx had no microchip identification or collar and would be euthanized in the morning if no one claimed him or accepted financial responsibility for his veterinary care.
In an effort to save Jinx, the Livermore resident contacted all her friends, trying desperately to raise enough money to commit to the medical costs needed to save him. Eventually, her email was forwarded to Safe Cat Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue group in San Ramon, where a member agreed to take Jinx into their foster program.
The next day, Jinx was taken to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care where it was determined that his legs might be saved, but he needed surgery immediately. Dr. Leanne Taylor and Dr. Frank Utchen graciously donated their time for his surgery, and after seven long hours, and implanting several pins and many wires, Jinx's legs had been repaired. Dr. Utchen and Dr. Taylor then spent many additional hours caring for Jinx, providing care at reduced costs for his weekly follow-up appointments, bandage changes and numerous x-rays. After several months, the pins were removed from his legs.
Today, Jinx is walking and jumping and only has a slight limp. It took over four months to recover from his injuries. Despite all he has been through, Jinx has always been sweet and gentle. He loves attention and constantly purrs and rolls on his back for belly rubs. He is truly a miracle cat.