Phoenix Needs Surgery
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I am the bottle baby intake coordinator for TAAG, a small animal rescue group in WNC.  We need to raise money for one of our special needs kittens, Phoenix, to have surgery. On June 9, 2014 I received a phone call about three ... More ...

I am the bottle baby intake coordinator for TAAG, a small animal rescue group in WNC.  We need to raise money for one of our special needs kittens, Phoenix, to have surgery.

 

On June 9, 2014 I received a phone call about three newborn kittens abandoned by their mother.  When I went to get the babies I found that two of the three were injured.  They had become tangled in each others umbilical cords and circulation was cut off to a back leg of each kitten.  It looked bad.  I took the kittens to the vet expecting to have to euthanize the two injured boys.  To my surprise the vet said we could try just cutting off affected leg of each.  No anesthesia, nothing.  He just took surgical scissors and cut off the leg.  It was their only chance for survival.  Unfortunately, one of the boys did not survive.

Phoenix, however, after a couple of days, not only survived but thrived.  He ate well, grew normally, and was soon a healthy active kitten playing with his sister, learning to crawl and then walk and run. 

He is now almost four months old and needs surgery to remove his "stump".  Because of the location of the amputation between the ankle and the knee, the leg bone keeps growing as he grows.  This means that when he plays rough and lands on the stump or jumps down and hits it, it causes him significant pain.  The residual limb has to go for Phoenix to reach his full potential!

We need your help to raise the money for surgery and aftercare. 

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