- Cat born without bones in its front legs needs urgent surgery
Harvey, a four-month-old rescue cat now living at a Cats Protection branch in Glasgow, was born without bones in its front legs. More precisely, the kitten lacks the bony structures that were supposed to connect its paws to the upper half of its legs.
Because of this, it was left with no choice except use its hind legs and its elbows to move about the house. However, those looking after it say that the kitten is surprisingly lively, and that it is ready and willing to make the most of life.
According to Daily Record, the medical condition that caused this cat to be born without bones in its front legs is known as agnesis.
The good news is that, thanks to its caretakers' raising sufficient funds, Harvey will soon undergo surgery and have metal pins inserted in its legs. Needless to say, these metal pins will act as bone replacements.
“If he doesn’t get the operation he’ll start to damage his spine,” explained Liz McCulloch, one of the people now looking after Harvey's well-being.
Check out the video below to see Harvey playing with a plush toy.
I have one of these kitties in my home, she is 8 years old. She has never had any surgery and gets along with the other 3 kitties in the house. She is our Alpha. The surgery sounds painful and I would never consider it. My kitty does fine without it and has not had any medical problems caused by this. We just have to make sure that on the floors that are not carpeted, to have rugs in those rooms.
Comment #3 by: michelle brown on 09 Feb 2013, 17:37 UTC