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Duchess the Miracle Kitty has a crooked smile but a heart of gold


As the outdoor temperatures start to drop, cats will hide under car hoods for protection and warmth.

Use caution when you start your car in the cold winter months ahead. If cats are left outside, they may climb under the car hood for protection from the cold. Before you climb into your car, slap the hood or open it for a quick look around.

The cat was struck by a car and needed a month to recover after surgery.

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How could you not love that face?

Against all odds, Duchess, a.k.a The Miracle Kitty, has overcome a major accident and is currently stealing the Internet’s heart.

The stray cat was brought to Adobe Animal Hospital in El Paso, Texas, in October after it was struck by a vehicle. She suffered a broken jaw and was in pretty bad shape, Crystal Tate, an employee of the clinic explained on the cat’s GoFundMe page.

Tate explains that most vets would euthanize a stray animal in that condition, however  Dr. Meyer and Dr. Gearheart decided to give the cat a chance. 

The cat’s jaws was wired shut, and the majority of her teeth were removed. After surgery, Duchess was in recovery for about a month, and was placed on a feeding tube.

“Her chances of survival were slim, but she was a fighter and pulled through,” Tate explains. 

Tate says she met her the day she started at the clinic and decided to bring Duchess home, even though she is still in need of additional surgery to, “help straighten her jaw more and improve her quality of life.” 

So in order to raise money for Duchess’ needed surgery, Tate launched a GoFundMe campaign, which has already raised $2,865 of its $3,000 goal at the time of writing. 

Tate told Mashable in an email that Duchess has been doing much better in recently.

“We haven’t had any complications in the last couple months so she is just living life to the fullest,” Tate told Mashable.

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