A 2-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm is getting a special gift: A kitten that also suffered an amputation.
Matt and Simone Tipton, of Orange County, California had been searching for a kitten for their daughter Scarlette, who was born with a rare form of cancer. Scarlette’s left arm had to be amputated when she was 10 months old.
Doctors say she’s now cancer free.
Scarlette’s parents wanted to find a kitten that had undergone an amputation surgery to help in their daughter’s ongoing recovery. That’s when they heard about Holly, a kitten two women found bleeding from a traumatic injury in December.
The kitten’s left front leg was amputated.
The family drove to the San Jacinto animal shelter to adopt the cat named Holly on Christmas Eve.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.