When Shadow was first discovered in mid oct 05, he had misshapened front paws, a very bad limp and a very odd-shaped flank.
At the vet’s, the horrible extent of his suffering was revealed: Shadow’s injuries were at least 6 weeks old! And he needed surgery asap if the hip-bone protruding into his stomach, the cause of the odd-shaped flank, was to be corrected before it cost him his young life.
But Shadow’s surgery had to be postponed, because he was trembling so badly when the vet first handled him.
Now he has been with his metal-plate for 5 months; next month, he will need to undergo another surgery to remove the plate.
Unfortunately, nothing could be done for his paws, and so they remained the odd-shaped limbs that he came to Foster Mum with. We can only look at his misshapen paws, and wonder at the pain and suffering he must have endured as a young 3-4 month old kitten.
To-date, Shadow is as well as can be, thanks to the TLC of Foster Mum. He was also featured in a letter to the press (Someone broke his paws and fractured his hip), about the serial kitten killer case earlier this month.
Funds are needed to build up Shadow’ss medical funds.
If you would like to help defray part of Shadow’s medical bills, please write to sephycat at gmail dot com, we’ll put you in touch with Foster Mum.
Latest photo: Shadow sharing the baby-cot with another cat, Kelly