Help CAWL with Veterinary Bills for Velvet
Velvet came to CAWL from a local municipal shelter, where animal control had recovered her with an open fracture (badly broken leg with the bone exposed). She was about 5 weeks old and weighed less than a pound. She was put in a temporary cast, one longer than her entire body!
X-rays showed a complex fracture and injury that would require extensive (and multiple) surgeries over time in order to fix her broken leg; they weren’t sure she would avoid infection from her injury long enough to even survive if we went that route. Amputating the leg was her best option, but she wasn’t even big enough to handle anesthesia. This cutie took all of the poking and prodding in stride to help us make the best decision for her.
With a lot of love and TLC, we were able to keep Velvet clean, happy, and calm-enough to let her gain the weight she needed to have the surgery. She refused to eat unless fed off a spoon, and we happily did so to get her fattened up! She had strict supervision from her foster mom to avoid furthering the damage to her body, though she wanted desperately to interact and play with her foster siblings.
Velvet had her amputation surgery on May 28th, and within two days was hopping
around like normal. Her recovery has been amazing and we are so proud to say that she will be healthy and ready for adoption in just a few short weeks. In the meantime, we would love to have your help in raising funds for her surgery. We can’t help animals like Velvet without support from our CAWL friends and family!
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