Amputee Kitten Thriving, Searching for Fur-Ever Home

A critically-injured kitten whose left front arm was so badly injured that it needed to be amputated is now thriving and ready to find his fur-ever home.

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MSPCA at Nevins Farm
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MSPCA at Nevins Farm
“Benji” the 2-month-old kitten was turned into the MSPCA-Nevins Farm when he was 3-weeks-old by a good Samaritan who found him suffering from a major wound. The young feline was found in the basement of the good Samaritan’s home in Haverhill, Massachusetts. It is believed he accidentally stumbled down from a window.
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MSPCA at Nevins Farm
“Basically his entire front leg and paw were ‘de-gloved,’ which means all of the skin and most of the tissue had been torn away, exposing the bones,” MSPCA-Nevins Farm Adoption Center Director Meaghan O’Leary said.
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MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Staff at the animal shelter praise the kitten for being such a strong trooper. Benji weighed just 10-ounces when he arrived at the shelter. He’s one of the youngest cats to ever undergo an amputee procedure. The kitten was so young when he broke his leg that staff and volunteers had to bottle feed Benji since he was not yet weaned.
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MSPCA at Nevins Farm
Currently, there are three potential adopters who have taken interest in welcoming Benji into their family. The MSCPA-Nevins Farm is ecstatic that he will go to a loving home and are currently evaluating applications to choose the best-matched family for the young cat.
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