June 20, 2018

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is calling for cat lovers to show their support and cheer

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is calling for cat lovers to show their support and cheer on a kitten born in the charity’s care with abnormally short front legs and huge paws.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is calling for cat lovers to show their support and cheer on a kitten born in the charity’s care with abnormally short front legs and huge paws.

The charity is hoping to highlight how all cats and kittens, no matter the disability, should be given the very best chance when it comes to survival and finding a new home.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue manager, Sam Davies, says: “Mia was born just a few weeks after we rescued her mother. She has very short bones in her front legs and huge paws — something we haven’t seen before. It is a congenital defect which could be associated with inbreeding, or just plain bad luck.”

Kitten Mia was born to a very young cat that was rescued by Yorkshire Cat Rescue recently. Tragically, her tiny sibling was stillborn, and although Mia pulled through, her foster carer quickly spotted that she had a serious paw problem.

As a result of her extra large paws, Mia will need to be monitored at all times as she grows. Sam says: “When kittens have such obvious and visible birth defects, there is always a chance that they might suffer from other associated conditions which we can’t see. So we will be keeping a close eye on her over the coming weeks and months. Most likely, however, she will be a healthy and happy little kitten that will learn to cope with her condition as she grows up.”

Sam is encouraging everyone who wants to support Mia in her journey to join the rescue centre’s Facebook page: “We’ll be posting regular updates on Mia’s progress on our Facebook page so that our fans and followers can cheer her on as she grows. Her story helps tell the tale of how Yorkshire Cat Rescue takes in the young, the old, the sick and the wonky. All of them are given the care they need, for as long as it takes, until we find them a loving home.”

Once Mia is ready for a new home, she will be a strictly indoor cat. Sam says: “As a kitten she will be very adaptable to most home environments, but she might not ever be ready to take on the world outside. Still, she will make a very special companion that’s for sure.”

Mia she will be neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for worms and fleas before the search for her new home begins.

To follow Mia’s progress visit Yorkshire Cat Rescue on Facebook. To help Yorkshire Cat Rescue care for Mia and others like her, donate at the Yorkshire Cat Rescue website.

 

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