Two-year-old Scarlett Tipton tragically had to have her left arm amputated when a rare form of cancer took hold when she was just 10 months old. Rescue kitten Doc had her right paw amputated after she was involved in a car accident that saw her losing a limb. The Tipton family from California fell in love with Doc at first sight when they spotted her at a local shelter and on Christmas Eve they lovingly adopted her to be part of the family.
“We wanted a little kitten to have Scarlette grow up with, so she has something that’s just like her,” Said her mum, Simone. She did notice that Doc had staples on her side and said ‘owies’. I let her know that she had owies just like her, and she placed her hand on her side and just nodded. She recognizes that the cat has similar struggles as she does.”
Poor little Scarlette was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that saw her left arm swell up and then unfortunately had to be amputated.
”She recognizes that the cat has similar struggled to what she does” says Scarlette’s mum.