Gimpy is a 6-month old kitten from near Warnambool. His owner Katie a single mum of two doing it tough, noticed that his leg had lost it’s blood supply because the cats mum hadn’t removed the umbilical cord properly from the baby cat. It was around 12 hours later before anyone realised what had happened, by that stage the damage had been done. Without being able to afford to have her cat looked by a vet due to being out of work and unable to receive Centrelink payments, Katie was at a loss.
After trying her best to have the leg cared for it eventually came to the point where it would need to be taken off or the cat would soon need to be euthanized.
“Gimpy is a beautiful little boy, who follows me around the house and my kids tells me if I leave the house he meows at the window for me. There is no way we could have afforded to get Gimpy the help needed if it wasn’t for Pet Medical Crisis’s help, we are forever grateful.” Katie told team PMC so relieved after the surgery.
After getting PMC involved to manage the case, and thanks to the great work from the Lava st Vet Clinic Warrnambool, ‘Gimpy’ was finally able to have the threatening leg removed properly. ‘Gimpy’ survived the operation very well and is now is safe and sound back with the loving family, no doubt feeling much better having the painful leg taken. Thanks to the Lava st Veterinary crew for the work done and help given.
Pet Medical Crisis relies on public donations to assist pensioners and disadvantaged owners who cannot afford life-saving veterinary care.