The little kitten could not stand on its paws, but this did not stop her from finding a house
When Helen Richter, the founder of the animal rescue organization in Las Vegas, received a call saying that a little homeless kitten girl had been thrown into the pet store and she needed help, she immediately went there. But, meeting with the baby, she noticed that something was wrong with her paws.
“She was very dehydrated and well, very small in size for her age. "I saw how the kitten’s head rose in her, but she didn’t stand on her paws, but just continued to lie."
Helen suggested that the kitten may have a heat stroke, because the temperature in the city that day rose to a terrifying forty degrees. Therefore, an immediate step was wiping the baby with wet towels. Helene also helped her drink water.
"And she still lay on her side and hissed at me."
The girl was scared to death and really wanted to run away, but could not.
“I quickly took her home, trying to provide her with cool air. And when we arrived, and I shifted her from carrying to the floor, she did not budge. "
After some time, she began to back away, crawling on her elbows. Helen realized that something was really wrong: "I tried to lift it on its paws, supporting it from below, but it didn’t lean on them and meowed pitifully."
Realizing that the situation was difficult, Helen hastened to take the baby to the veterinarian, where she was left for the night to assess her condition."And I went home in tears, not knowing whether I would see her yet or not."
A few hours later, she called the clinic, not even expecting good news. She was informed that, it turned out, the kitten had no broken bones. No one could have guessed what had happened to her, but everyone was ready to help as they could - with medicines, good food, and relaxation.
The next day, Helen relayed the good news. “She began to rise! Clinic staff carried it with them in breast pockets. I did not expect that everything would go so well. She ate with pleasure, drank and without any problems went to the toilet. "
In just one night, the little girl named Baby turned into a friendly, purring kitten, loving people's attention.
“When I arrived to take her home, a veterinarian entered the office, and Baby peered out of his pocket.”
Over the next few weeks, Helene actively helped Baby keep her feet balanced and used physiotherapy and massage to make her hind legs work. At first, Baby was still unable to walk, and Helen every hour lifted her on her paws for a couple of seconds to slowly train her muscles. If the baby suddenly stopped eating, her savior began to feed her with a syringe. "She only ate if I was sitting right next to her, so I practically did not leave her."
The baby was gaining strength more and more and began to be interested in everything that is around.
“About a week later, I went into the room, and she herself comes to me! "I could not believe it, I immediately called the veterinary clinic and reported good news."
Photo: lovemeow.com Two weeks later, the Baby was already jumping on all the tables in the house, restless after the energy returned to her.
“The veterinarian said that it was not clear what had happened to her, it was known only to the Little One herself. But I think that she climbed into the bushes to save herself from the heat, this would explain why there were leaves in her box in the pet store. And then she was probably discovered by a kind person and carried to safety. ”
“The baby constantly follows me on the heels. And I also bought her some cat toys, which at first confused her a little, because she had never seen anything like it before. But then she understood how to use them, and now we often play with her. ”
The way Baby has changed since she was saved is a miracle. From a small thin kitten with problematic paws, she turned into a devoted affectionate friend who would never let her mistress feel lonely.
Translated for WikiPet.