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Mr. McKittypants Keeps His Leg!
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Young Mr. McKittypants isn't going to lose his leg as we feared, but wow...those vet bills.

Mr. McKittypants (AKA Mickey) is an adolescent whirlwind who was born feral, adopted as a barn cat, and is now in transition to the household
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Young Mr. McKittypants isn't going to lose his leg as we feared, but wow...those vet bills.

Mr. McKittypants (AKA Mickey) is an adolescent whirlwind who was born feral.  He quickly flunked out of behavior modification at our wonderful animal shelter in nearby Albuquerque and came to us as a baby barn cat--but we saw something special in him and have been working hard to socialize and integrate him into our lives. He currently spends a carefully balanced amount of time outside with plenty of shelter options and inside under supervision. He has amazing personality and zest for life...not to mention his Cattitude.

We live on several acres in a canyon east of Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains. Mickey plays in the arroyo on our property. On November 23rd he got tangled in something sharp and fought his way free, though we may never know the whole story. (We've already started searching the arroyo, but it's rugged and tangled terrain.) Initially we thought he might lose the leg, and we're so very relieved and happy that the injury is less severe than it first seemed!  We knew it would be too much for us, but with an injury this severe the choices were to either forge ahead with treatment or to euthanize.

We believe that we're responsible for the needs of our pets, but we're also in a long term recovery from an extensive series of layoffs, complicated by the ongoing income drain of my precarious health. We are so grateful for the offers of help we've received, and wanted to set up something to make it easy for everyone.

So far Mickey's costs are estimated at $2500. We pulled the first thousand dollars from other obligations, so I set our goal at $1500 plus a bit to cover the funding fees.  Thanks for your help--and most of all for the good wishes for Mickey.

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