Good Samaritans come in all kinds, so it was with her good heart and sympathy for the deformed and sickly kitten that a homeowner in Elkhart, Indiana, picked up the pitiful baby cat that wandered into her yard. It was hard to believe that the little kitty was all alone in the world, and he probably wouldn’t have survived if he hadn’t been rescued when he was.
The kitten had a severe eye infection stemming from a cold. But the worst part was his undersized legs, which made his little feet turn inward so badly that he walked on his arms. The kind lady who rescued him knew she wasn’t capable of giving him the help he so desperately needed.
That’s when Here Kitty Kitty Rescue stepped in. They were amazed that Scooter, as they named him, had survived on his own at such a young age. It would have been a feat for a healthy, normal kitten, not to mention one with such a severe deformity.
Purring his pleasure, Scooter was showing his strong will to live. The rescue happily took him in and got him settled with a foster mom, Avery, and her four kittens.
Although Avery’s babies are four weeks younger than Scooter, they all weigh the same. “He’s doing great with his new family,” said the rescue workers.
"It looks like Scooter was born with shortened or tightened ligaments/muscles on both his front feet. This is what caused his feet to turn in and make him walk funny," the group added.
The bone growth in Scooter's feet and legs has been affected because so much time has passed. He will require extensive therapy and manipulation of his feet to be able to walk normally. Surgery is the next step, but because he's so small, it won’t happen for some time.
Meanwhile, Scooter is happy in his new home. The antibiotics given to him have cleared up his cold, and he's gaining weight and growing. He enjoys playing with toys, snuggling with his foster siblings, and being held and petted by the folks who took him in.
Scooter has a great outlook on life. Knowing you’re loved can do that for anyone, and the little gray kitty is no exception. All thanks to a Good Samaritan who took it upon herself to step in and make a difference!