Katie will have all four paws amputated and paw pad transplants.
When you look at this little girl you see a fearful, awkward, ragged, graying faced girl who looks to be (according to her doctor) 8-10 years old. In reality Katie is barely over a year old.
While we don't know Katie's history since she came to F.O.E. from the local kill shelter it's clear that she has suffered an extremely difficult, stressed and painful life.
Katie's 4 deformed paws keep her in chronic pain, limit her mobility and have led her to an extremely poor condition overall.
The only option to improve Katie's quality of life and give her the brand new world that she is so deserving of... is amputation of all four paws, at the wrists.
UPDATE: Katie has undergone amputation of all four paws along with paw pad transplants to each "stump". Once healed, she will be fitted with four prosthetic paws to give her the most "normal" mobility mode possible.
This is a HUGE undertaking; both financially as well as from a rehabilitation stance.... but rescuers are confidant that, with your help - we can make it happen for this sweet girl. We CANNOT move forward without your help!
Every shirt, hoodie and bracelet can help save Katie's life! We have partnered with Friends Of Emma to create this week's animal saving t-shirt design! Please, if you can, purchase one of our Katie + FOE items below! With your help we can give this very sad and very painful girl a second chance at life.
Friends Of Emma
FOW is a private rescue home providing for major medical, critical care and hospice animals who come to us from all across the USA (and some international intakes as well!) ♥ Their animals come to them from shelters, veterinary clinics (and referrals), other rescues, breeders and private individuals. They work with some of the most critical and rare cases.