Piper’s Story:

Piper is an 8 month old teen age kitten, and was turned into Animal Control with a broken back leg.  Animal Control is investigating for possible abuse.  Meanwhile Piper was examined by a vet.  The leg is badly broken – with multiple factures in the bone, not just a clean break.  So the vet recommended two surgeries – the first to put a pin in the leg to let the bone start to heal, and the second surgery to remove the pin and let the bone heal completely.  Meanwhile, the risk is very high that Piper could break the bone again if she was allowed to do normal activates like run and jump, and therefore in order to save the leg, she must be kept in a 3 foot by 4 foot crate for 6 to 8 more weeks.  While it breaks our heart to keep her in this crate, we at the Fayette Humane Society have known of previous cases where the animal was allowed to run too soon, the bone re-broke, and the leg had to amputated.  She has her whole life in front of her to run, but in order to save her leg, we must do this for now.  The vet has done the first surgery already, and in the end of June or early July the vet will do the second surgery (plus the spay).  Piper is very sweet and her foster family opens the cage and rubs her little head on a regular basis, so she knows she is well loved.  That is the only way to cuddle right  now and not risk injuring the leg.  Once she is healthy and ready to be adopted, we will place her with a super sweet family – we want to make sure she gets enough cuddling in the future to make up for the rough time she had in the past and the tough time she is going thru right now.   Click here to donate through Piper’s gofund:  https://www.gofundme.com/fhs_piper_surgery

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