Retired Hillsborough law enforcement officer John Irwin, 69, loves his family’s new cat Miracle, a 1 1/2-year-old tortoiseshell long haired cat Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Irwin, who had his left leg amputated above the knee for medical reasons two years ago, said he could relate to Miracle, a recent Orange County Animal Services Pet of the Week whose right front leg was amputated after it got caught in an animal trap. Miracle has been acclimating slowly to her new home in Hillsborough where she shares space with John Irwin, wife Jan Irwin and their poodle Ginger.
Retired Hillsborough law enforcement officer John Irwin, 69, loves his family’s new cat Miracle, a 1 1/2-year-old tortoiseshell long haired cat Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Irwin, who had his left leg amputated above the knee for medical reasons two years ago, said he could relate to Miracle, a recent Orange County Animal Services Pet of the Week whose right front leg was amputated after it got caught in an animal trap. Miracle has been acclimating slowly to her new home in Hillsborough where she shares space with John Irwin, wife Jan Irwin and their poodle Ginger. hlynch@newsobserver.com
Retired Hillsborough law enforcement officer John Irwin, 69, loves his family’s new cat Miracle, a 1 1/2-year-old tortoiseshell long haired cat Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Irwin, who had his left leg amputated above the knee for medical reasons two years ago, said he could relate to Miracle, a recent Orange County Animal Services Pet of the Week whose right front leg was amputated after it got caught in an animal trap. Miracle has been acclimating slowly to her new home in Hillsborough where she shares space with John Irwin, wife Jan Irwin and their poodle Ginger. hlynch@newsobserver.com

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