Abandoned kitten with radial nerve paralysis rescued in Kildare
"This brave little guy is making a remarkable recovery."
An abandoned kitten with radial nerve paralysis has been rescued in Kildare.
The ISPCA captured the cat after he was seen dragging his front leg along the ground by a concerned member of the public.
The kitten, later named Moe, was found to have radial nerve paralysis leading to a severe infection and deep cuts from his uncontrolled paraesthesia.
Vets had no choice but to amputate his leg.
ISPCA inspector Fiona Conlon said that Moe was transported to National Animal Centre in Longford for rehabilitation following his surgery.
He is now in recovery and will soon be put up for adoption to find a loving home.
"This brave little guy is making a remarkable recovery but he would not have survived without ISPCA intervention," said Fiona.
"Moe is adorably sweet and playful, and he soon be heading off to his new loving home where he will be loved and cared for."
Each of the cats and kittens re-homed from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, treated for parasites, neutered or spayed, and litter-trained.
Fiona said that the charity are receiving a high volume of calls about unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens, and that many of their centres are already full to capacity.
She also urged pet owners to ensure that their animals are spayed or neutered to give them longer and healthier lives.
"We are also encouraging members of the public who are in contact with a feral cat colony to take part in a Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) scheme to help tackle the issues that accompany the cat overpopulation problem," she said.
"It’s a sad situation that so many cats and kittens are abandoned and unwanted and the only solution is neutering/spaying to prevent them being born in the first place."
If you're thinking of adopting a cat or a kitten from the ISPCA, you can find out more here.