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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:56 PM

Kitty born without leg bones learned to walk on his elbows

Harvey the cat was born without bones in his front legs. He's a very happy kitty and has learned to walk on his elbows, but he'll be even happier once he's got metal pins where the bones connecting his upper front legs to his paws should be. Harvey has a rare condition called radial agenesis, in which the bones don't develop properly. When his owner listed him for sale online, advertising that the snowy white kitten had two broken legs, a cat lover snapped him up and turned him over to Cats Protection in Glasgow, Scotland. The organization launched a Just Giving campaign, raising $5,225 for the operation. Post-surgery, he'll be prrrr-fect.

http://now.msn.com/harvey-the-cat-born-without-leg-bones-learned-to-walk-on-his-elbows?ocid=ansnow11

There's a video of the little guy...at the link

To those posting on this, please be sure to note that you are posting/replying because you think CATS SHOUDL BE ALLOWED IN GD AND NOT LOCKED!!! Thank you.

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Reply Kitty born without leg bones learned to walk on his elbows (Original post)
joeybee12 Jan 2013 OP
Fla Dem Jan 2013 #1
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #3
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #4
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #6
BainsBane Jan 2013 #9
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #11
BainsBane Jan 2013 #12
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #15
BainsBane Jan 2013 #16
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #13
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #14
Guy Whitey Corngood Jan 2013 #18
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #20
nick of time Jan 2013 #5
fizzgig Jan 2013 #7
Go Vols Jan 2013 #8
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #10
ceile Jan 2013 #17
Sissyk Jan 2013 #19

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:21 PM

1. What a cutie....and I don't think they should change him.

He seems to have adapted very well to his condition. Putting metal pins in his legs will be an extremely painful process, and could present problems down the road. Just my opinion. I'm sure the owners and vets have discussed all the options and risks.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:24 PM

3. It sounds like he's pretty young...so he'll tolerate it and recover better...

I wonder what would happen to him as he ages if they didn't preform the surgery...he is adorable, no matter what.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:24 PM

2. why shouldn't cats be in GD?

It's a known fact cats run DU.

That little guy is precious.

And I'm a dog lover.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:26 PM

4. Cats run the entire intertubes.

The internet is a series of tubes and those tubes are filled with cats. We all know this.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:32 PM

6. My last cat thread was locked!!!!

The inhumanity!!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

9. it's bigotry

They refuse to allow equal rights for cats. A travesty of justice!

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:41 PM

11. I'll sue!

Care to join a class-action lawsuit?

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:42 PM

12. better yet

post a Meta outrage thread.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:49 PM

15. Great idea!

I got to get really worked up, first.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:50 PM

16. if this thread is locked

that may do it for you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:47 PM

13. The CAT-O Institute will gladly join you!





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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:48 PM

14. Bwa-hah-hah-hah!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:35 PM

18. Oh good, I thought I was gonna be pelted with virtual fruit for that comment. ;-)

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:39 AM

20. LMAO

Okay, I'm easily amused!








Sweet kittikins.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:26 PM

5. Yesterday the video of the dolphin being helped by divers

 

and then this story today, slowly my faith in humankind is being restored.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:37 PM

7. i, for one, welcome our feline overlords

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

8. Shouldn't it be

walks on knees instead of elbows? My cat has no arms,just 4 legs.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

10. Must be dusty in here today...seems I got something in my eye...

Hate when that happens, dammit.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:10 PM

17. adorable

But I wonder if he really needs the surgery though...seems to get around just fine.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:49 PM

19. Oh my, how cute!

I'm sure the vets know what they are doing but I'm not sure i would put the baby through the pain and suffering I fear the surgery will cause. He seems to have adapted fine. jMO

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