A cat that was found severely injured in Lawrence is now being called a “miracle cat” after making a tremendous recovery.

Just before Christmas, a Lawrence woman called the city’s animal control officer to report that a skinny and badly injured black cat had taken refuge near her front door.

Animal control officers rushed the cat, who is estimated to be about four years old, to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in nearby Methuen.

The cat, who was given the name “Frank” by the MSPCA, suffered traumatic injury to his face, head and hips. It is believed he was hit by a car.

Frank’s right eye was so damaged that it had to be removed. He also suffered a broken jaw. 

The cat’s injuries showed that he had been injured months ago, and somehow managed to stay alive with little food.

Several weeks of recuperation in a foster home have done wonders for Frank, according to Director Mike Keiley.  

“Frank’s friendly and sweet-natured personality has started to shine now that he’s gained a bit of weight and is no longer suffering from his eye injury, and we can now place him for adoption,” Keiley said.

Despite his turn for the better, Frank is still on the road to recovery.  He will require two separate hip surgeries to ensure he will be mobile and comfortable for the rest of his life.  

For now, the team is hoping a wonderful adopter will step forward to give Frank the life he deserves, in a safe and warm home.

For more information on Frank and how you can help, visit http://www.mspca.org/

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