Thursday, September 8, 2011

Armin's leg

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.

You can help Armin, and other animals like him in need of emergency animal treatment, by making a donation.

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