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Rescue Story: Update on Meowza, and a Friend’s Rescued Kitten


HCMT updated Meoza’s surgery and condition:

An update on Meowza along with her original x-rays. She had the surgery done on both legs and is doing well! How she managed to keep herself alive, with both hind legs broken, in extreme winter weather, for two months, I’ll never understand. I think she’s got super powers.

Reposted from @pittsburgh_cat Meowza Update! Our volunteers picked this little girl up from Ebensburg yesterday after a successful surgery on her legs. The breaks appeared to be closer to 2 months old and required extensive repairs. She has a very long road ahead of her, but at least she’s now safe.

Thank you to everyone who donated to her surgery, she wouldn’t have been able to get the care she needed without all of you!

So far so good! I’ll update as news arrives.

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The surgery cost $5,000, and HCMT was able to raise the entire amount in about a week, but donations are always welcome. HCMT can only offer to help cats like Meowza because of a regular flow of donations even when there isn’t an urgent situation.

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Another rescue I have to share

Rip the kitten
Rip the kitten

Patricia Fry and I are working on a new cover and she mentioned a kitten that her grandson’s family had adopted, a sweet gray kitty—with a horrible tale of injury and possible abuse. He was found in a pumpkin field at the age of about four weeks, bleeding profusely, missing both of his front paws!

It’s not clear when this happened, but no kitten or cat could live long with the blood loss from such a injury. The farm was busy with customers and someone found him, staunched the bleeding and got him to her vet immediately, and that’s probably the only thing that saved his life. Funds were raised for the surgery and the veterinary hospital kept him after surgery to give continuing care until he was healed enough to see what was next. He was healed and managed very well without front paws and acted like a normal kitten about 14 weeks of age, so he went up for adoption. Patricia’s grandson and family adopted him and he’s getting along fine in their house, plays with their two toddler twins and manages to elude the grabby hands when necessary.

It’s not clear how he was injured. He could have been injured on the farm, but someone had also seen a car stop near the spot he was found. A kitten that age found alone is odd enough, with an injury like that it’s not likely he got there on his own. The veterinarian thought the cuts looked intentional. The thought of it makes my skin crawl.

You can read more about Rip on Patricia’s Blog.

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4 thoughts on “Rescue Story: Update on Meowza, and a Friend’s Rescued Kitten

  • It’s a happy that rescue and surgeries worked out for both of these survivors!

  • meowza and rip; de manee manee MANEE blessingz oh st francis two ewe both; now and all wayz.
    meowza we iz buzzed happee yur operationz waz succezz full; rip we iz buzzed happee that purrson finded ewe N ewe ree ceeved help ♥♥♥

    • I am sorry these two suffered as they did, but sooooo glad for those who didn’t question the need to help! They are in good hands now.

  • 15andmeowing

    I am glad Meowza is recovering. Also glad the kitten was rescued and has a good home.


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