Crash (left) and his girlfriend Patty - Summer 2010
Early one cold and dark October morning in 1999, a good Samaritan brought to
Dr. Jen a tiny, 8-week old, two-pound kitten. The poor thing had been hit by
a car, mangled and left on the side of a busy road to fend for himself. She
named him CRASH. This little fella was in shock and unable to move except to
lift his head and purr, which he did the entire ride out to Clyde Park Veterinary
Clinic (hence his middle name: Purr-do).
Initially, Crash's future looked pretty bleak. He had suffered fractures in
three of his legs, a shattered foot and a broken tail. Because of his own
strength and determination and the devotion of a dedicated group of people,
he pulled through his crisis. Not only did he make it through many surgeries
to mend his bones and amputate his tail, he was up and running on all fours
(miraculously) within just a few short weeks! He hasn't stopped running since!
Crash Purr-do made his way into many hearts and into our home away from home.
It is because of him and others like him, who would otherwise have nowhere to
go, that CRASH'S LANDING exists today.