When she was 10 months old, Scarlette Tipton, now 2 years old, had her left arm entirely severed due to cancer; Doc, a rescue kitten, had her right paw amputated following a collision with a car. The Tipton family, who were from California, visited the shelter on Christmas Eve. Doc joined the family on Wednesday.
Mom said, “We wanted [Scarlette] to have a cat to grow up with so she had something just like her.” Love Meow was recounted by Simone Tipton.
She acknowledged that the doctor had stapled her side and said, “Owies.” She put her hand on her side and simply nodded when I told her that she had owies much like her. She understands the cat has the same challenges as she does.
This little girl and this tiny kitten both lost something to tragedy.
Due to cancer, Scarlette had to have her left arm amputated.
Doc the kitten lost her paw after she tried to sleep under the hood of a car to stay warm
After the Tipton family saw the cat on TV on Christmas Eve, the two came across one another.
Her parents struggled to comfort their daughter after the operation
“She understands that the cat is going through the same things that she is,” said Scarlette’s mother.