This cutie is Avery, a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat.
Her parents do a great job taking care of their baby, but one day this very curious kitten ventured out onto their balcony. And then fell. Her parents took her to the vet and learned that Avery's fall resulted in a broken pelvis for her.
Pelvis fractures are some of the most common fractures seen in veterinary clinics. If your cat seems to not be able to use their hind legs, and is in pain, they need to be taken to the vet to be checked out. Some pelvis fractures can heal on their own, while others need surgery to heal; your vet needs to be the person who decides what treatment is best for your cat. For Avery, the vet felt that surgery was her best treatment option.
Avery's mom missed two weeks of work when she had COVID-19, and her family was struggling to get caught up. Since Avery needed surgery to fix her pelvis, her parents needed a little extra help to cover the emergency veterinary costs; so, they applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Avery had her surgery and is slated to make a full recovery. We're hopeful she stays far away from balconies in the future.
Signs of pain in cats
Cats are masters at hiding that they are in pain. Check out these signs that your cat may be in pain:
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.