Missing kitty- update last post - amputation completed
Hi. We have not seen our about 5-6 year old orange and white neutered male kitty since late last Thursay night. He showed up at our place four Christmas's ago, and we kept him. We named him Chris. We think he may have gotten into an overnight boarder's trailer and have gone back with him to Crossville, TN this past Friday. I have a phone call and email to the boarder, but have not heard back yet. Chris is very friendly, and does climb into the farrier's and vet's trucks when here, so it is not out of character for him to have gotten into the trailer without anyone seeng him. He has not been around at all - no food is missng from his bowl in the barn, and it is totally unlike him to miss a meal.
We would appreciate anyone from that area to keep an eye out for him - he has a distinctive white snip in the middle of his back, and I can send a picture to anyone who may have seen him. Also, if you know anyone in that area, could you forward this to them? We would gladly drive down to TN to get him and bring him back home. TIA
Last edited by eventgroupie2; Dec. 19, 2012 at 06:25 PM.
Chris showed up tonight while I was feeding the horses. I was so glad to see him! Unfortunately, he is now at the vets awaiting surgery to fix his broken back leg, or to amputate it. At least I know where he is, and know that he is getting the care he needs.
Jingles for the poor litttle guy would certainly be appreciated! He is such a nice kitty- he purred the whole time at the vets even tho' I know he was in pain.
Chris made it through the surgery this afternoon to amputate his hind leg. The vet said he did well in the surgery and was just waking up when I called. He may be able to come home tomorrow. Options given by the specialist in Richmond were to bring him there to fuse it ($1,500-$2,000 ), or to have the local vet do an experimental surgery using pins that stick out both sides of the leg for 6-8 weeks while the leg fuses around them. Vet thought that with his compromised immune system (tested FIV positive when he came here 4-5 years ago and we had him neutered) that might present more problems than solutions. So we opted for the amputation, and are hoping we made the right decision for him.
I knew a barn kitty who lost a back leg after being hit by a car. He adjusted really quickly and got around like he had 4 legs. Went on to live another 10 years after the amputation before dying of old age.