West Side Cats rescued the young calico and tortie on Wednesday and have already set them on the path toward healing.
A woman living at a trailer park near Cleveland, OH contacted Youngstown all-volunteer no-kill rescue and adoption service West Side Cats about a pair of young kittens at the park who had bent legs.
A volunteer named Edna drove out to the trailer park to pick up the kittens, a 4 week old calico and a 7 week old tortie, on Wednesday. While the kittens are not littermates, they are thought to be related. Each of the girls had a bent leg, where a broken leg had begun to set in the wrong position. The calico, though young, has a callous from walking on her leg instead of her paw pad. Neither kitten has any wounds.
Neither the woman who called from the trailer park to get the kittens help, the rescue group’s members, nor their veterinarian is able to say how the breaks occurred. They may have been accidental or intentional; no one knows.
Dr. Singh, of Animal Medical Care Center in Niles OH, works frequently with West Side Cats and makes his services more affordable for them, to help them help the cats. He agreed fo help the kittens, who went to the medical care center yesterday, and had their legs re-broken and reset and placed in little casts today. Because of the kittens youth, they are expected to heal quickly and well.
This afternoon, the group’s PetSmart coordinators were expected to pick up the kittens and take them to the group’s shelter. The kittens will go into foster care.
West Side cats, which is already paying to help other cats, has set up a ChipIn for the Broken Legged Kittens Fund. We’ve included the widget to the fund below for anyone who wants to donate, or to share the post in hopes of reaching others who may wish to help.
Kimm Koocher told us this afternoon that she plans to update the group’s Facebook page with photos of the kittens in their little casts, along with an update on them, once they are back at the shelter and settled.
Video with the kittens, before having their legs reset.
ChipIn for the Broken Legged Kittens Fund.