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Kitten Breaks Legs in fall from Balcony, Surrendered to the MSPCA-Angell
Posted on Sep, 11, 2015 by Dina Zawaski
BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2015 – An eight-week old kitten is recovering from a traumatic fall from a second-story balcony in Roxbury before undergoing extensive surgery today on her shattered hind legs, along with treatment for a severe flea infestation, the MSPCA-Angell announced today.
Tibby was surrendered by her owners who found her outside and meowing in pain after the fall. Unwilling to endure the extensive rehabilitation required to see Tibby back to health, they left the desperate feline at the MSPCA so that she could receive the life-saving care she needs.
“Unfortunately this is a story we see all too often—in fact, this week we’ve done surgery on three other cats with severely broken limbs,” said Alyssa Krieger, manager of the MSPCA-Angell’s Boston Adoption Center. “But as we do with every animal in our care, we’ll do all we can to get her well before we can find her a responsible and loving home.”
Next Stop: Surgery
An exhausted Tibby rests at the MSPCA-Angell after shattering both hind legs in a fall from a balcony (credit: MSPCA-Angell)
Tibby’s surgery will take place today and the operation will be performed by Dr. Sue Casale of the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Casale is confident she can repair Tibby’s shattered legs—as well as successfully treat the flea infestation which has caused open wounds and scabbing on the back of her head and neck. “This is a kitten who clearly has not received the care and safe-keeping that she deserves,” said Krieger.
Tibby’s treatment, which will top out at $7,000, will be paid for via Spike’s Fund, which helps the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center provide emergency medical treatment for homeless animals in need. Readers moved by Tibby’s plight are encouraged to donate to offset her care as, according to Krieger, the fund is nearly depleted.
“Spike’s Fund is constantly strained by the stream of animals who come to us needing expensive care—any and all donations we receive for this fund goes directly to Tibby’s care, and animals like her.”
The Road Ahead
Tibby will spend the next several weeks recovering at the MSPCA before she can be placed into a new home. Readers interested in adopting can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The MSPCA-Angell’s three state-wide animal care and adoption centers take in, and place into new homes, thousands of homeless dogs, cats and other animals every year. Tibby represents just one of the many animals who arrive every day—and whose futures are brighter as a result of the care they receive. Readers can contribute directly toward the care of these animals by clicking here.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions from individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org and like us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/mspcaangell