Armin (A129756) is an eight-month-old orange tabby kitten who was found in May with a noticeable limp. The finder, concerned for Armin’s leg and unable to find his owner, brought him to the Ottawa Humane Society.
The OHS veterinarian quickly determined Armin had a broken leg. Armin was immediately prescribed pain medication to make him feel better. An x-ray confirmed that his leg was broken – very badly. A consult with an orthopedic surgeon determined that due to the complexity of the break, his leg had to be amputated.
Armin underwent two surgeries in one day: neutering and the leg amputation. He came down with an upper respiratory infection (URI) a few days later, so he was sent to a foster volunteer’s home to recuperate in comfort.