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Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by CarolC » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:08 pm

>> Please cross-post:
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>> Wantagh, NY
>> Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
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>> 3-4 month old kitten was brought into the shelter with deformed hind legs. Both legs appear to be a birth defect, very friendly kitty that needs a special home! Photo attached to show the kitty's legs.
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>> If you can privately adopt a special needs kitty please adopt "Kitty" #1190. Private adoption Nancy at NGiris@tohmail.org or Wendy at WCariello@tohmail.org
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>> Rescue please contact Shari at Spolen@tohmail.org
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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by Jean » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:06 pm

Carol brought to my attention that their email doesn't look right. I will
will try to email them and see if I can get clarification.
Carol did the picture not come through that I sent to you? Thanks Carol for posting this very needy kitty cat. Jean

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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by CarolC » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:07 pm

No, no picture, didn't realize there was one.

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Post by Christine » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:56 am

Hi Ladies,

Been networking this little one too and thought the same thing about the email addresses, but after looking at them, realized that the TOH stands for Town of Hempstead. (At first, I thought it was a typo, but all of them have that same thing.)

Here is the picture.
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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by Jean » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:12 am

Christine, Does the kitty have bowel and bladder issues?
How long are they giving her to find a home?

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Post by Christine » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:25 am

Jean,

I do not know at this point. You can email the contacts for more details or I will if you don't have time.
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Post by Christine » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:21 pm

I went ahead and contacted them and they answered back that they have found placement for this little one!!
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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by Jean » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:51 pm

That is great. Thanks for the update!!

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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by Allenbellers12345 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:29 pm

Is there any type of corrective surgery? I have a kitten born last night with the same issue...

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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by CarolC » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:02 pm

Could you please post a photo? There is someone here who has had success using corrective braces while the bones are growing, but I think she would need to see a picture of your kitten's legs before making a judgment.

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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by Allenbellers12345 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:13 pm

Is there an email address I could send it too. I can't get it to upload on here for some reason

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Post by CarolC » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:50 am

It may be too big?
Here is a link to shrink it, but if it still doesn't work, I will also send you my email address in a private message, and then get it resized and posted.
Thanks!

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Post by CarolC » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:22 am

Here's the little one!
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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by Allenbellers12345 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am

I've been studying up in what to do. There's physical therapy and I can use finger braces (we wear when we break a finger) as leg braces... I've been googling and checking out links that pertain to this issue but I'm hesitant on what to do as I may be now mentally equipped with information I'm not at all physically accustomed to it ya know. Just afraid I'll hurt him more than help if I attempt to do anything without first hand guidance

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Re: Kitten deformed hind legs - in NY shelter

Post by BendyMom » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:38 pm

finger braces may be too large, if you can straighten the kitten's legs as much as possible and wrap them in gauze and vetwrap, that is what I did for Bendy. Stretching the legs several times a day will be good physical therapy. Sometimes you get tendon contractures that cause things like that rather than actual bone deformities.

I made a tiny kitten splint for Bendlet and Bowtie by going into the craft section and finding miniature popsicle sticks, that worked better for then than the soft braces. My cats with hind end/hind leg deformities did not have correctable legs. They still get around, it's amazing how adapatble these guys are.

I see another issue that worries me more. Does that kitten have a tail?
If the kitten does not have a tail then you can also be looking at incontinence issues, which can be managed but it's something to be aware of. Even with a tail you can run into that but the lack of a tail makes it more likely.
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