An unfortunate accident at Iowa Home Care in Marshalltown Thursday led to the staff's beloved pet suffering a broken leg.
Rocky the cat, who was a former stray taken in by the office more than a year ago, had his foot slip on top of a box of shredded paper and caught his leg inside, resulting in the fracture.
"We heard a clunk and then he kind of whimpered when he walked," said Delaine Aves, a staff member at Iowa Home Care. "We could tell he was hurting."
Rocky, a pet of the staff at Iowa Home Care, suffered a broken leg Thursday at the office and a yard sale and bake sale are scheduled for next weekend at the office.
Rocky had surgery at Animal Clinic -The Vet Friday, where he was recovering this weekend.
"He came through the surgery well and is resting quietly," Aves said. "They think he's going to be fine."
The staff will hold a yard sale and bake sale Friday and Saturday next weekend to raise money to pay for Rocky's medical expenses. The sales will run from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.
How to help
A yard sale and bake sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Iowa Home Care office at 104 W. Southridge in Marshalltown. It will raise money for the medical expenses for Rocky, the office cat who suffered a fractured leg.
Rocky has become much more than a pet for the staff at Iowa Home Care.
"He's truly brought the office together," Aves said. "He's well loved."
Rocky was featured in a Times-Republican story in March 2011 after he became a part of the Iowa Home Care team. The staff at Iowa Home Care took his injury pretty tough Thursday.
"There wasn't a dry eye in this place all day," Aves said.
For more information on how to help, call the Iowa Home Care office at 641-752-5545.