The BC SPCA is asking for the public to help support the recovery of two kittens who were born with only three-and-a-half legs.
The three-month-old kittens, siblings Terry and Peggy, were recently surrendered to the BC SPCA in Burnaby after their guardian’s cat had a litter of unplanned kittens, including those with special needs, explains a news release.
When the kittens arrived at the shelter, the SPCA staff noticed that the pair’s stumps had become raw and infected.
The kittens were administered antibiotics to fight infections and for pain management. However, they will require leg amputations followed by their neuter and spay surgeries.
“They are full of beans and purr like any other kitten."
After the kittens recover from their surgeries, they will be ready for their forever homes in roughly six weeks' time.
“Both kittens are darling and they have not been slowed down at all by their handicap,” says SPCA Burnaby manager Nicole McBain.
“They are full of beans and purr like any other kitten. These adorable kittens deserve to live a long life free of pain.”
In total, the SPCA says Terry and Peggy’s total care will cost $2155.
Find out more information here.