This purr-fect little charmer is Baby Kitty, a 6-month-old kitten. Like most cats we’ve seen, he’s very curious about the world around him.
One day Baby Kitty’s curiosity led him to a bird outside his window. He was so curious about this bird that Baby Kitty jumped out the window to get a better look—unfortunately for Baby Kitty the window he had chosen was on the third floor!
Mom found Baby Kitty outside and noticed that he was in pain. Mom was fearful he had broken his leg. Baby Kitty’s mom is a single parent with a limited income. She knew she couldn’t afford an emergency vet visit, especially if Baby Kitty required serious medical attention, so she applied for emergency veterinary assistance with Fur Kids Foundation. With reassurance, mom got Baby Kitty to the vet immediately. There, she learned what she had feared was true: Baby Kitty did break his leg.
Most vets will tell you that for the most part, most breaks can fully heal with proper treatment and care. If your cat was hurt during something less severe like an awkward landing or rowdy play session, you can take these steps provided by Vetted Pet Care:
First: Take an assessment. Look for signs of a sprain or break, such as limping, avoiding putting any weight on the leg, being more vocal (mewoing, hissing or yowling) than normal or swelling.
Luckily for Baby Kitty, the break appears to be a hairline fracture. Since Baby Kitty is still young, the vet is confident the leg will heal on its own. Baby Kitty is looking forward to a full recovery! And we look forward to hearing more of his adventures, but just hope he will avoid jumping from windows.
If you know your cat was just injured by a fall or traumatic incident, take them to a veterinarian right away. They may have suffered internal injuries that should be examined by a professional.
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. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out 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.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!