Sunday, January 23, 2011

What happens to a kitten when someone throws them outside in a NY December.

Lee when he first entered the city shelter
 We rescued a kitty named Lee, only 4 months old. He was found outside and brought to our city shelter. This little tiny baby was dumped outside in mid winter. Many people don't realise these kittens are babies. They don't know their way, they get into trouble and their systems are still growing and adapting to their environment.

Lee went straight to our vet and spent about 3 weeks there. Scar tissue has formed over his ears. The people at the vet fell in love with this guy. He has that great orange tabby personality and is such a sweet heart he melts your heart. He is happy to just lay in your arms. 

Jan 17th UPDATE ON LEE earless kitty - the 4 month old kitten lost his ears because of frostbite. Basically they just shriveled up. This is what happens when people throw out animals, push them out the door. There is scar tissue formed but the internal damage still needs to be assessed. We do know that the people at the vet think he is such a sweetie!

Jan 22nd - Lee is in a foster home and learning how to be a kitten. His foster mom, Aileen, told us today he learned how to jump up onto the counter.  Little Lee is finally getting to enjoy being a kitten. 

If you would like to donate to Lee's medical costs you can make a donation thru igive, our website via paypal or send a check to A Tail at a Time PO Box 1655 Radio City Station NY NY 10101

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