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Updated 20 February 2014

Hope for your disabled pet

If you have a pet you'll be touched by this video which tells the life story of a kitten born with severely deformed hind legs.

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Meet Stockings, a kitten born with a severe birth defect which could have cost him his life. Born unable to walk or even stand, little Stockings was found at only a few weeks old, living in a suspected hoarding situation.

Thankfully, a kind person took him to Tree House, a cageless, no kill humane organisation specialising in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured stray cats.

He was born with a “severe birth defect that left him unable to stand or walk.” His legs were shaped like a “W.”

His first surgery was in early October 2013 and the beginning of many procedures that need to be performed to correct his tendons and the direction of his feet.

His foster mom, one of the vet techs at the Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center, decided to adopt him officially.

Tree House Humane Society has put together this video to show Stockings' progress. 

Learn how to care for your pet that's had surgery, and read about pets and prosthetic legs.


Stockings from Tree House Humane Society on Vimeo.


 
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