US veteran with disability came to shelter and found a special cat

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A tiny calico kitten who was rescued with an injured leg was adopted by a US army veteran who became disabled in combat.

Sophia (formerly Sprinkles) came to San Diego Humane Society with a severely injured leg. “We believe her umbilical cord wrapped around her rear leg and cut off her circulation,” the shelter said.

Karolyn Smith, a US army veteran who was injured in combat, was looking to adopt a cat. When she came to the shelter, she saw Sophia, it was love at first sight.

"I came to the shelter to save a cat, but she really saved me," said Karolyn.

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Sophia the kitten who was rescued with an injured leg was adopted by a US army veteran Karolyn who became disabled in combat.

Sprinkles moves around just fine in spite of her cast.

She made a friend Leo (formerly Leprechaun). They became inseparable.

Karolyn met the two kittens. It was love at first sight. She ended up taking both home.

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 Sophia the special kitty loves her new mom.

"I came to the shelter to save a cat, but she really saved me," said Karolyn.

Photos from Karolyn Smith. Follow Sophia and Leo on Facebook and twitter.

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