Ed: Kitten with his leg stuck in a hunting trap!
Sometimes you have to wonder what goes through a person's mind, or in this case, what goes through a cats mind. Neighbors rushed to one of our PMAR advocates and volunteers after finding a cat stuck with his leg in a trap.
They were able to catch this poor cat and rush him to the emergency vet where he is now, dehydrated, severely underweight and with broken teeth from trying to gnaw his way out of the trap that was surely causing such unbearable pain we cannot even fathom the thought. They have named him Ed.
Ed has a long road to recover and sadly, while we are hoping infection did not set in, he still might be losing that leg. Ed is just a stray outdoor kitty, who was likely just trying to find a warm place to sleep. He has been estimated at 2-3 years old, and the vet said it looks like that was on his leg 1-2 weeks! We are so upset to think of that pain this poor kitty was going through he was probably terrified.
UPDATE: We have some good and bad. The good is Ed survived his ordeal and has started the long road to recover. The bad is he had to lose his leg. This poor cat faces uncertainty. He is still heavily sedated as his teeth were damaged trying to get out of the steel trap that crushed his leg. He has a feeding tube and heavy duty antibiotics to try to keep him in the clear right now. His ER bill is a big one, so please share his story and help us cover his medical expenses.
We have partnered with Pibbles & More Animal Rescue to create this week's animal saving t-shirt design! Please, if you can, purchase one of our Ed + PMAR items below! With your help this victim of abuse can get the second chance at life he deserves!
Pibbles & More Animal Rescue
Pibbles and More Animal Rescue, Inc. is a foster based rescue located in Binghamton, NY. We are made up of fosters and volunteers who not only generously give their time but give of themselves. It is together through the collaboration of dedicated volunteers that we rescue dogs in NYC as well as from other states that use gas chambers for euthanasia. The majority of dogs we rescue are pit bulls but we do rescue all breeds.