This five-month-old kitten was collected by our Animal Ambulance from a local vet after being taken in as a stray, likely hit by a car (judging by the nature of her injuries).
Examinations by our vet team confirmed a broken pelvis and right back leg, as well a bad case of cat flu. They also found evidence of neurological complications, likely stemming from the pelvis damage, which have resulted in a floppy tail.
Our vet team wasted no time in splinting the broken leg, for stabilisation and pain relief, and prescribing medications to ease the inflammation.
In the last couple of days, she has developed a fever and is showing signs of dehydration – likely related to the cat flu, but there are concerns it may have progressed to pneumonia.
The priority now is treating her most urgent symptoms – she has been on a drip, antibiotics and pain relief; then once she is stable enough, the broken leg will need to be amputated.
Although her prognosis may be uncertain, this brave little girl has a strong spirit and we are committed to giving her a fighting chance.
Purrincess Leia’s medical costs are estimated at around $2,500, but are expected to climb if additional complications continue to arise.
As a community-funded charity, we need your help to get this courageous kitten back on her feet. All of our veterinary care is 100% funded through community donations – including unexpected emergencies like this.
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