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Cat from Philadelphia {USA}

Feline superhero from Philadelphia defies death five times and becomes "spokescat" for pets in need.

Like many rescue cats, Batgirl was found alone in the street and was taken to a high-kill shelter in Philadelphia

She was malnourished and couldn't see due to an eye infection. Her chances of survival were slim. She would probably be killed later that same day. 

Linda Walker, who worked at the shelter where Batgirl was residing, fell in love with her and decided to foster her for the time being.

black cat with one eye

Batgirl required a good deal of veterinary care to get somewhat healthy again. She will never be 100%. Her eye infection cleared up, but her left eyelids are permanently fused to her cornea, giving her an adorable, squinty stare. Her skull is malformed and her left nasal cavity is mostly bone while her right is filled with fluid.

Despite her many health issues and special needs, it was obvious to Walker that Batgirl wasn't going to be a mere foster cat. "After a couple of months, a friend asked me when she would be available for adoption because she had someone who was interested," Walker says. "I felt like I was going to throw up. That moment solidified what I already knew: Batgirl was going to be a permanent part of my family."

cat with tongue

She has since become a "spokescat" for special needs animals

Through her Facebook page, Batgirl also warns cat owners for potential hazards, such as dangling strings and shoelaces. Batgirl was particularly fond of a braided shoelace, and Walker took it away from her after she noticed pieces of the string were missing. Unfortunately, this preventive action didn't happen soon enough. Batgirl ended up requiring emergency surgery after pieces of the shoelace became lodged in her intestine. It was only one of the five times in which she defied death.

She truly is a superhero.

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  1. Top of the morning to ya!
    Have a fabulous St Patricks' Day. Make it a good one.
    Best wishes Molly
    Arhh just so sweet. Winking back at you.

  2. Beautiful kitty! Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)

  3. ♡lichen GlĆ¼ckwunsch zum / Congratulations to St Patricks' Day!
    Its a great picture.
    Hugs & kisses from Wieczoranien

  4. Love Miss Batgirl, she's adorable and please give her kisses for me. Thank you for rescuing her and giving her the surgery she needed.

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