Check out this beautiful boy: Trip is a 6.5-year-old long (very long) haired kitty. His parents returned home one day to find Trip liming, a lot! When they were able to get to him, his parents could also tell that his back leg was sore to the touch, so they rushed him to the vet. At they vet, they learned that Trip managed to somehow dislocated his hip!
For those who don’t know, the hip is a simple “ball and socket” joint located at the top of both hind limbs. It has a wide range of movement in all directions and its efficient function is essential to normal hind limb movement. In the case of hip dislocations, the “ball” is displaced from the socket. Most cats with a hip dislocation will not want to put weight on the limb, or even have it touched. The affected limb is often carried in a folded up position with the knee joint rotated inwards toward the cats body. The affected limb may, in some cases, be rotated so far inwards that it crosses over in front of the non affected limb.
Trip's dad is finishing up nursing school, and his mom is the only source of income right now. They applied to Fur Kids Foundation and were able to help their kitty get back to feeling better.
Luckily, the vet was able to relocate the hip (after sedating him), and no surgery was needed! Trip is expected to make a full recovery.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% ran by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money, 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.
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