Melnichenko shows his pet cat Alisa who loses her paw to rat
Penza, 8 August 2021. PenzaNews. Acting Penza region governor Oleg Melnichenko showed Internet users his pet cat Alisa, who had lost her hind paw after being bitten by a rat.
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“Today is the International Cat Day. I’m sharing the story of our family pets. Alisa was brought in by Timka when she was a little kitten. She has been living with us for four years,” the regional head wrote on Instagram, accompanying the message with a video.
“In the winter of this year she was bitten in the hind leg by a rat. The gangrene began. My wife nursed her for a month, but she had to have her leg amputated. The cat recovered and is now very cheerful and active. We love her very much and call her ‘our cute three-legged cat’,” he added.