PURR-FECT MATCH: Full-time accountant and part-time animal foster carer Anna Lightfoot with Cassidy, who is recovering from recent surgery.
PURR-FECT MATCH: Full-time accountant and part-time animal foster carer Anna Lightfoot with Cassidy, who is recovering from recent surgery. Patrick Gorbunovs

Can you provide a home for Cassidy the kitten?

HAPPILY purring in the arms of carer Anna Lightfoot, you wouldn't think Cassidy, a 12-week-old kitten, had recently gone through major surgery.

The kitten was found in West Ballina after she had reportedly been thrown over a fence.

Cassidy's hip was badly dislocated and she had surgery at the Ballina Veterinary Hospital to repair the damage.

"She has a severe limp, and that will get better over time, but she'll always have it," Ms Lightfoot said.

"Luckily the vet said she has a high pain threshold.

"But Cassidy's not a victim.

"I've had cats in care before that have been abused, but this one is just happy.

"She's a cat, not a person, so she doesn't hold a grudge.

"Cassidy loves people - she loves having a nap on someone's lap, she loves being scratched and I've been told she really loves kids.

"She's such a cruisy kitten.

"It will be easy to find a home for her once she's ready.

"That's the best thing about Northern Rivers Animal Services - we are able to send our animals to really good homes."

In the meantime Cassidy is proving very popular at Ms Lightfoot's workplace, Enrights Chartered Accountants, where she is spoiled by the employees.

The kitten needs to be watched carefully because at this stage in her recovery she is not allowed to jump.

"She still has her stitches in as well," Ms Lightfoot said.

"But we all love having her at work - a bit of pet therapy is good for everyone."

Cash needed for kitty

Northern Rivers Animal Services is urgently asking for donations to help pay for Cassidy's surgery.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Money can be deposited into its Summerland Credit Union account (BSB: 728728, account: 22214082) or dropped in to the op-shop in River St, Ballina.



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