But the next day, something incredible happened. The mother cat, who had been lying in the same position since the day before, began to crawl along with her front legs. Her maternal instinct took over and she resolutely clung on to life, making her way to where she'd left her babies.
But the cruel attack had left the lower part of her body completely paralysed, making it very difficult. Luckily, the neighbour found her and took her to the local animal shelter, where she was reunited with her little babies.
Though this incredible story has a happy ending, it remains tragic nonetheless since the cat (who has been baptised Princess) will be paralysed for the rest of her life. But we can rest assured in the knowledge that she will always be taken care of by Dee Walton, founder of the organisation that saved her, Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue.Her cruel torturer was arrested following a police investigation, and Princess will be able to nurse her babies until they are old enough to be adopted. Meanwhile, theorganisation is trying to get the disabled cat a wheelchair. Dee Walton concludes:
Princess is a fighter. She reminds me every day that you should never give up. Her kittens gave her the will to survive.
We'll leave you with these touching images of the brave mum and her babies: