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The story of Pi

Pi’s adoption story began in January when PAWS Animal Rescue volunteer, Kay, told her coworker about Pi, and his struggles to fit in with the other cats because he was different. Pi came to PAWS Animal Rescue in September of last year when he was found by Pierre Animal Control with a major injury: he was missing his right rear foot below the ankle. Pi’s story stole the heart of Kay’s coworker, Jenna.  She was ready to adopt Pi that very minute.  Jenna had been telling her boyfriend, Brock, for years that she wanted to adopt a cat, so she scheduled an appointment to meet Pi. By this time, Pi was now living with his foster parent, Molly. Molly had been helping him recover from a recent infection in his leg. Due to location of his injury, it was prone to bumps on the ground.


After just one visit, Brock was convinced to add Pi to their family, and they began the adoption process. Pi was adopted on February 8th to join his new doggy sisters, Lucy (pug-beagle mix) and Remy (Yorkshire terrier). By the second day in his new home, Pi was already sitting on the couch with his family and snuggling up with the dogs for nap time. He quickly found his favorite spot in the front window with a good view of the bird feeder.


As a young adolescent cat, Pi loves playtime with his toys and running around the house with the dogs. Sometimes playing too hard resulted in Pi hurting his leg. After several weeks, it was apparent that his injury could never heal 100 percent. So on April 8th, Pi had surgery to remove the lower portion of his leg. Having lived with only 3 feet nearly all his life, recovery and adapting from his surgery occurred almost overnight. Now, three weeks since his surgery, Pi is getting around better than ever. He runs and plays with no more injuries to his leg.


Pi is the sweetest boy in the world. He loves to play with his doggy sisters and cuddle with them for naps. Every night, he curls up next to Lucy at bed time. Some people have asked Brock and Jenna why they adopted a three-legged cat. Not only did they fall in love with him; their decision to adopt Pi was further influenced because they know the difficulties that shelters face to find families for pets that sometimes aren’t perfect. Pi’s family is grateful for the advice and services of Dr Christina Fisher who has cared for Pi since the beginning and is also the owner of a tripod cat. Brock and Jenna are so happy to have Pi in their life. He has been a wonderful addition to their family.  If you’d like to see more of Pi and his adventures, be sure to follow him on Instagram @lifewithpi_3.14.


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Saturday 11am-1pm for dogs; 11am-1pm for cats
By appointment: 605-223-CATS


1530 N Lowell Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

(Behind Walmart off Airport Road)

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