Pippi was transported from another rescue with injuries consistent with being hit by a car back in August. The day she arrived, she went immediately to the vet for x-rays to see if we could repair her leg. She was very thin but as always with a unspayed cat found outdoors, we were concerned she may be pregnant. The vet said "I have good news and bad news. The good news is she is not pregnant, and the leg can be either repaired or amputated, the bad news, her hip is severely fractured and repair might not be possible. Good thing she is not pregnant because she would never be able to deliver them". So off to the surgeon we went for an evalution. Surgeon said "leg repair is fairly easy, however, the hip looks like it is already healing and we should leave it be". We thought about spaying her at the same time but it was recommended by ortho surgeon to spay later as it was going to be a pretty long recovery just for the leg and adding a spay recover might be a lot of pain for her to endure. Pippi's surgery was scheduled and she went off to have plates and screws put into her leg to reallign the breaks and then she was sent into foster care for a couple months of cage rest. Two weeks later, she had her post op re-check and all was good. 60 days after Pippi arrived at Cats Cradle Shelter, you can imagine my sock and surprize when she suddenly ended up in the Emergency room and they found a full term, live kitten inside. After an Emergency C-section and kitten resuscitation, Pippi and her kitten are now home resting comfortably. How this kitten survived multiple xrays and sedation during his momma's surgery is beyond me. The story does not end there. A few days later Cats Cradle Shelter took in two orphaned kittens that were just 3 days older than Pippi's surprise kitten. Pippi and her kitten were examined by the surgeon and Pippi was given the ok to be a surrogate mother to the two orphans kittens. Pippi took them under her paw immediately and they are one happy little family.
We did raise some funds to pay for part of her orthopedic surgery, however, we did not expect to have to have an emergency C-Section in addition to her ortho surgery, so we are trying to raise some funds to help defer the $1,965.54 that her emergency surgery and hospitalization cost.
Cats Cradle Shelter
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9 Ninth St. So.
Fargo, ND 58103