Peggy the Kitten is Doing Well After Foot Surgery

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Photo via Clay County Humane Society at Facebook


Peggy is the tiny 4-5 week old kitten who is getting help for a damaged paw that could have ended her life had she not been rescued and been treated in time, and whose story we shared on Wednesday, with Tiny Kitten Missing Paw Gets Help.

Peggy came to Clay Humane’s free spay/neuter clinic in Orange Park, Florida with a group of strays and was immediately given help for her raw and partially missing front paw. Vet staff treated the wound to inhibit infection and planned for a partial leg amputation surgery. After an appeal online and at local media outlets, the community pitched in and raised all the money needed for Peggy’s medical care in just one day.

By Tuesday morning, all the money for Peggy’s surgery had been raised, and she had the procedure on Wednesday. Peggy’s vets were able to tidy up the uneven remainder of her paw and allow her to keep all of her leg. She is already up and about and one the mend.

Clay County Humane Society gave an update on Peggy at Facebook on Thursday, saying:

Peggy, our rescued, “paw-less” kitten, had her surgery yesterday and is healing wonderfully. On behalf of Peggy, and all of the animals like her we treat every day, we at Clay Humane thank you all for the outpouring of support. Once Peggy has healed and completed her course of medications, we will begin the process of selecting her new FOREVER home.”

Peggy already looks a thousand times better now that she has had her surgery.

Not surprisingly, Clay Humane has received several offers to adopt Peggy when she is ready for her forever home.

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