Abandoned Kitten Found Barely Able To Walk With Makeshift Casts
When a group of kids found a kitten outside their apartment block, they took her home and asked their parents to save her. She had apparently broken her rear legs in an earlier incident as they were wrapped up in crude casts.
The parents decided to get in touch with Kathy Hamel, the director of Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue. “When she was brought to me, a little girl of about four years old, that was one of her rescuers, had named her Cupcake. I told her I loved the name and that she would keep it.”
Kathy took Cupcake to the vet to see if they could figure out what had happened to her. After being examined, everyone was shocked to discover that her legs weren’t actually broken at all, they worked perfectly fine and that meant that the casts were cruelly put on purposely.
Although her legs were fine, Cupcake was underweight, dehydrated and malnourished. Luckily for Cupcake, she will remain at the rescue center while she regains the strength in her legs. Because of the restriction of the casts, she needs to re-train her body to walk on all fours again. The wonderful news though, is that she already has a family waiting to adopt her.
Why anyone would be so cruel to do this to Cupcake is beyond me, but luckily it all worked out well in the end.