Scampi is looking for a new forever home after being hit by a car

‘Medical marvel’ Scampi has been transformed from dragging his back legs behind him to walking with no issues.


Scampi was hit by a car which left his back legs unusable
Scampi was hit by a car which left his back legs unusable

Two-year-old Scampi was found in Manchester after it is believed he was hit by a car and suffered terrible injuries to his back legs.


The tendons attaching his knee caps to the shin bones had been ripped away rendering him completely lame and meant he had to drag his legs behind him to get around.


He was brought into the RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital for treatment on July 11 where he had surgery to pin the tendons back into place, [pictured below after surgery] before coming into RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch’s care.


He wasn’t microchipped or neutered and an owner never came forward for him.


Animal coordinator Deb Beats said: “Poor Scampi is a medical marvel! He has really been through the wars but he has made an amazing recovery. He has been recovering in foster care for the last couple of months and patiently enduring cage rest, room rest, and now he is slowly building up to normal life around the house.

Scampi recovering after his operation
Scampi recovering after his operation


“He’s no longer on medication but will need his new family to keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn’t push himself too far too quickly. He is able to get about without any issues but he can’t jump as high as you’d expect and sometimes sits in a slightly peculiar way. He also likes to sleep on his back to take the pressure off his knees.”


Scampi is currently being looked after by a foster carer. He is a very happy, confident boy with the charm and energy of a kitten despite all he has been through, Deb explained. He is very affectionate and “good as gold” and is sure to make a wonderful companion.


She added: “His only vice is that he likes to play with your toes under the bed covers whilst you sleep, so may need to be banished from the bedroom!”


Scampi can live with children of primary school age or over and will need plenty of safe, outdoor space to expend some energy once he has settled in. He will also need a forever home with someone who can give him plenty of attention and affection.


To rehome Scampi email the RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch on or call 0161 882 0680.