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First Tripawd Rescue Reimbursement for Baskets

The Tripawds Foundation is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Tripawds Rescue Fund! Congratulations to new members speedgibson for welcoming tri-kitty “Baskets” into their home.

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About Tri-kitty “Baskets”

A couple of months after losing one of our two beloved cats (16 year old Rory) to cancer, my wife and I decided it was time to adopt a new one.

Tripawd Kitty Baskets

After spending an hour meeting all the cats at the ASPCA in Manhattan, nothing was clicking. (The few we liked were unavailable for one reason or another — they had already been spoken for, or were awaiting health clearances, etc.) We were told, however, that there was an adorable young male out on the mobile adoption truck that day and, if he hadn’t been adopted already, we could wait for the truck to return and meet him. Everyone had great things to say about him — how charming, friendly and loving he was. He was rescued as a stray with a leg wound, we were told, and his leg had been amputated a month earlier. “But he’s a sweetheart.”

It took a couple of hours for the truck to return, but we had a good feeling about the little guy and waited it out. Boy, are we glad we did. What charmer! After spending no more than ten minutes with him in a little play room, there was no question he was coming home with us.

Tripawd Kitty Baskets

Unfortunately, only a few days after bringing him home, we had to return with him to the ASPCA to see the vet. Little Baskets was showing signs of pain, limping, falling, yowling and biting at the area where his leg used to be. Long story short, we were sent home with some pain meds and began to do more research into three legged pets. That’s when we found the Tripawds community. What a great resource!

Thankfully, Baskets seems to have gotten past the little bump in the road and continues to improve day by day. In fact, he continues to amaze us with his speed and agility. Sure he’s a little clumsy at times, but aren’t we all?

NYC ASPCA Tri-kitty Augustine

(Our cat’s name was Augustine at the adoption center, but we have since taken to calling him Baskets.)

Thank for your great website!

~Jamie and Deborah (and Baskets, too!)

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7 thoughts on “First Tripawd Rescue Reimbursement for Baskets”

  1. Congratulations to you and to Baskets! It takes special people to adopt an animal which seems less than physically perfect on the outside. I hope you have many happy years together!

  2. Baskets!! Great name for a little kitty who just won the kitty lottery!!
    Welcome to your furever home. and to your extended Tripawd Family!

    You are absolutely adorable!! Look forward to following your journey of fun, lovi g and spoiling! I knlw the kitty who your humans had before you is nkw a Guardian A gel watching over all of you! In fact, I’m sure that kitty sent you!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  3. Congrats on adopting Baskets and welcome to the community 🙂
    Many happy years to all of you

    Michelle & Angel Sassy


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