"Boo is 10 pounds of personality in a 2 pound body" says NAAWA Foster Care Coordinator, Lynn Binder. Boo wasn't always 2 pounds. When he first arrived to us he was just ounces, close to 2 weeks old, and at great risk.
He was found astray, under a porch and all alone - no mother or other siblings in sight. His finder was deeply concerned for him because the little kitten's back leg was severely injured due to being tangled in tightly wound string. The little fellow's injury was cleaned up and he began an antibiotic treatment to ward off infection. He immediately went into foster care with NAAWA Volunteer and kitten guru, Patty Baker.
During several weeks of round the clock bottle feeding and unwavering care from his foster mom, Boo flourished; it wasn't long after that the little fellow started playing and climbing onto boxes. Despite his rough life start and because of the amazing care Patty gave him, this little kitten's great inner strength and willingness to live shined bright.
Now that Boo is a healthy 8 weeks old and weighs over 2 pounds he is ready for the next step of his journey - much needed amputation surgery. The surgery will allow Boo to be more comfortable, reduce further health risk, and allow Boo to fully be himself. Given his young age, the chances of him adjusting well to the amputation are very high. He already knows how his body moves in it's current state - a proper amputation will greatly help him be more comfortable with mobility. He already gets around pretty good - surgery will help him get around even better and pain free.
Some folks would say that an amputee kitten is "special needs". Yes, Boo is special. He has a very special willingness and spirit. However, when he recovers from his surgery we feel the only "special need" this kitten will require, is a special person. Someone special enough to adopt him and love him forever. Could that special someone be you?