Archive for Sunday, January 27, 2008

5-legged cat to undergo surgery to remove legs

January 27, 2008


— Cats may have nine lives, but one unique feline has five legs - for now.

The cat, named Babygirl, will undergo surgery to remove the extra leg and another crippled leg, though the operation has not yet been scheduled.

The surgery is expected to leave the cat with three legs, and improve her quality of life, according to the Washington Area Humane Society, where the cat will live until a home can be found for her.

Chrystin Rice, a kennel associate, said a woman brought Babygirl to the shelter on Jan. 19. The woman had first seen the stray animal as a kitten about a year ago in Canonsburg, south of Pittsburgh.


50YearResident 10 years, 5 months ago

The Humane Society needs donations to feed the animals yet they can provide surgery on a 5 legged cat that will end up being euthanized anyway? Are they going too far?

davidnta 10 years, 5 months ago

I don't think so because how do you know this cat will be euthanized? This is in Pennsylvania, not Kansas. Plus, the surgery was probably done with the donation of time from local animal surgeons who can give their time unlike stores and companies which require money to get anything out of them. So simple answer to a simple question, no.

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