Help! Baby, the special cat, needs leg amputation!
$280 raised
19% of $1.5k goal
6 contributors
3 Years running
Baby was rescued from a Manteca, Ca shelter when her mom was pregnant and was going to be euthanized. In her new foster home with 5 other siblings, the first 2 days were normal. All kittens were eating and mama cat was taking care of them as she ...

Baby was rescued from a Manteca, Ca shelter when her mom was pregnant and was going to be euthanized. In her new foster home with 5 other siblings, the first 2 days were normal. All kittens were eating and mama cat was taking care of them as she should. Until day 2 when one of the kittens, Baby, was laying away from the rest and felt cold to the touch. Her foster mom quickly scooped her up and took her to the emergency vet. At the vet, we were told that Baby was a special kitty who had a cleft palette and was not able to nurse. Euthanasia was recomended. Luckily Baby's foster mom was willing to do anything to try to keep this little kitten alive. She was shown how to tube feed Baby in hopes that with nutrition in her, Baby would grow stronger. And that's just what happened. Baby began to thrive, and GROW. After about 2.5 weeks, something else strange arose. Baby's eyes had not opened like the rest of the kittens. Thinking it was because she had a slow start, we went back to the vet to discover Baby did not have any eyes! A cat can definitely survive without sight the vet had assured us. So back home we went. Baby continued to grow and flourish, running around with her siblings, not letting her blindness effect her in any way. Baby is now 8 years old and was doing great until 5 weeks ago when her foster mom, now her permanent mom, noticed a fluid filled cyst on her left hind leg. Off to the vet to see what it was. It was drained and she was given antibiotics but bump, said to be a cyst by the doctor, continued to grow. Another trip back for a UTI and another checkup on the leg showed very rapid growth. A third trip back and a ton of fluid was drained and we were given the name of a specialist vet which we made an appointment with right away. Baby was taken to the specialist who said that due to the speed that the tumor is growing, it does not appear to be good and she gave us 2 options. #1- Exploratory surgey with a biopsy, then surgery again for amputation if the mass came back as cancerous. Or #2- amputation of the leg. Very concerned since Baby already has a disability of not having eyes, the vet assured that most cats can get along fine on 3 legs. We want to opt for the amputation and need to act fast. Baby the special kitty needs your help. 

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