Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Roadkill Kitten

Tough to be a street kitten with two broken legs, a bone poking through infected skin, and ants eating the wound.
Hoicked by the scruff of his neck from a lane in Benhil, Jakarta, this motorbike roadkill candidate actually made it through the night.

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  1. IbuMichele has left a new comment on your post "Roadkill Kitten":

    I'll pay whatever it takes to care for him, if that will help.

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  2. Ibu Michele,
    You are extremely kind: thank you so much for this offer.

    The vet is keeping him overnight and will x-ray him tomorrow to see if his spine and hip are broken, and if he is able to pass out food and water. She says there is sadly a chance he may need to have a leg amputated. In this case, I may consider putting him down. However, if there is a fighting chance he can recover, I'll take him in. Fingers and paws crossed.

    To be continued...

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  3. There's one vet in Jakarta that can do the amputation at Rangungan. We did it for a stray, completely feral cat, and he was fine on his own. The kitten would need to be adopted for it to work, but in a house, three legs are enough.

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  4. You are so kind. Congratulations for giving such a good example for others to follow. Too many people would have walked past and ignored that poor kitten.

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  5. He needed a paperwork name, so he is Tiga, but pronounced Tigger.

    Tiga is the Indonesian word for three (a mean reference to his three legs), but the pronunciation Tigger is a reference to all things 'tiger' as well as a nod to his fighting will to survive.

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