HE’S a little sweetie with a ferocious name.
Meet Wolverine – an adorable kitten who owes his life to Star readers.
Wolverine, named after a character from the X-Men film, was saved after an appeal set up almost a year ago by Sheffield RSPCA Branch and supported by the Star,
Sheffield RSPCA made an appeal in November 2011 for a puppy called Woody, who needed a series of operations to be able to walk again following a bad accident which had broken his two front legs.
But sadly following the last of his operations the little Yorkshire Terrier cross did not make it.
But the RSPCA Sheffield Branch was determined his life should not have been in vain and, with the support of Star readers, a fund was set up called Woody’s Legacy to help animals in a similar situation – including Wolverine, who was brought to the centre with a serious pelvis injury.
Vets had to fully metal plate his pelvis – hence his name Wolverine – to get this little chap back in a position to walk normally.
Now Wolverine is fit and in the middle of being adopted.
RSPCA Sheffield Branch general manager Stella White said: “Wolverine is one of the lucky animals to benefit from Woody’s Legacy, though we are now very worried that this fund has now significantly dwindled.
“We are so grateful to the public who are the reason we were able to treat this bundle of fur and to get him back on his feet.
“We are, however, very worried about how little is left in Woody’s Legacy and as we come to the appeal’s one year anniversary, we would be very grateful if the people of Sheffield were able to once more look into their hearts and see if they could donate to start to replenish this vital fund.
n Log on to RSPCA Sheffield to see how to help.