Hi All I'm new here and have found this forum very informative and useful....even learning of the zooplus website which has increased my cat related spends this month!! ....everyone on the forum seems friendly & helpful... I just wanted to share my story of my cat Miss Meg 3 Leg...5 yrs ago we ideally wanted a house cat due to local road and were willing to take on golden oldies, health problems etc... My local RSPCA rehoming centre had many cats but none suitable at the time and we asked the re-homer to keep in touch with new arrivals..we were just about to leave and she said they had a new admission in the hospital part but we may not be interested in but I knew I had to look!..and that's where we met a petrified 1 yr old who was 2 days post-op after having a front leg & shoulder amputated after being found with a gunshot wound Over the 3 wks we visited regulary watching every bit of her recovery including the constant crying and refusal to try to walk when she was put in the floor After 3 wks we brought her home still half shaved and on supposed 1 level rest..she promptly jumped out the carrier, up the stairs and onto a windowsill!... That was 4 yrs ago and she is amazing...nothing stops her! climbing up backs of sofas, chasing anything and learning to rotate remaining front paw to clean both sides of her face!..aahhh Sorry this has turned into such a ramble but hope it can help others' cats if facing a similar predicement!