An urgent appeal to raise funds for a five-month-old kitten that needs a limb amputated has been launched by the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth.
The kitten, named Tiny Tim by staff, arrived at the centre as a stray in poor condition, the humane society said in a press release.
A physical examination, including bloodwork and x-rays, administered by the humane society’s veterinary team, revealed a list of health concerns.
Tiny Tim had a fracture in his front left leg. The team also found a previous injury – a dislocation of the elbow in the same limb – which had become infected.
He will also have to be treated for a lice infestation.
Tiny Tim was headed into an emergency surgery Tuesday to have his front left leg amputated.
The humane society estimates his medical and care costs could reach up to $4,000 or more by the time he is ready for adoption.
This includes the cost of surgery to have the infected limb removed, neuter surgery, antibiotics and cost of care.
Following surgery, Tiny Tim will head into foster care to recover until he is ready to find his forever home.
“The money raised from this campaign will help Tiny Tim lead a healthy, happy life,” said Kathrin Delutis, the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth’s chief executive officer.
“We have had a number of medical cases like this lately and rely on our community’s generosity to provide this life-saving medical care. We truly hope you’ll donate today.”
For updates on Tiny Tim, check out the HSKWSP’s website, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can make a one-time donation for Tiny Tim here.
For more information on the initiatives of the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth, visit kwsphumane.ca.