UPDATE 5/2/2022: Sloane has been thriving in a loving foster home and last week, she returned to Lake Humane Society for a weight check and to receive follow-up x-rays.
Our medical team was surprised and thrilled at what they discovered. After careful review of the x-rays by two veterinarians, it was determined that Sloane no longer needs an amputation surgery! Thanks to the loving care of a foster home, this tiny kitten overcame the odds. Sloane began putting weight on her front leg and her wrist bones have begun to develop. In time, Sloane should have full function of her leg and the veterinarians do not anticipate any complications developing in the future.
This recovery was completely unexpected and funds raised for Sloane's treatment will be restricted in our Angel Fund to provide medical care to other animals in need. Scroll down to read Sloane's full story and to donate towards our Angel Fund:
At only a few days old, sweet little Sloane was found alone in a neighborhood backyard with three other kittens.* Thankfully, a kind human found her and her siblings and brought them to LHS. They were later transferred to a foster home where they could be bottle fed every couple of hours. It was at the foster’s home that she noticed something was wrong with Sloane’s front right leg. After being seen by LHS’s veterinarian, Dr. Diedra, and reviewing her x-rays, it was determined that Sloane’s wrist bone and the bones in her front arm were not forming correctly.
As Sloane grows larger, her leg won’t be able to keep up and will remain shorter than the rest. As a result, her leg won’t function as it should and will affect her long-term mobility and could lead to other health problems. For Sloane to have the quality of life she deserves, it was determined that a front leg amputation was critical.
Sloane and her siblings are currently being cared for in their foster home and for the first time, are enjoying the warmth and safety of living indoors. Sloan’s foster describes her as a “snuggle bug” who will curl up next to you while the other kittens are playing. Due to the current condition of her leg, she has a difficult time keeping up with her siblings and prefers to watch. Despite all she has been through, Sloane has the most loving personality and is thriving in her foster home.
Sloane is truly a tiny kitten, currently weighing in at only one pound and roughly the size of a potato. She will need to gain another pound before she is strong enough to undergo her amputation surgery. Following the surgery, this sweet kitten will spend weeks recovering in her foster home until she is ready to find her forever home.
Please consider donating towards Sloane’s treatment and helping this little girl live the wonderful life she deserves. On behalf of Sloane and the other animals who will benefit from our Angel Fund, thank you in advance for your kindness and consideration.
*Please Note: Momma cats seldom, if ever, abandon their kittens. If you see kittens in your backyard, please do not move the kittens unless you have not seen the momma cat in at least 6 hours.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, her estimated costs have been covered in full!
This estimate includes x-rays, amputation surgery, medications, follow-up appointments, splint changes and foster care. In addition to her extensive medical care, LHS will spay and microchip Sloane, as well as provided her with preventatives and initial vaccines.
All donations made to this fundraising page will be designated to our Angel Fund, and 100% of your gift will help animals like Sloane receive medical care. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read about our other Angel Fund recipients.
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Pets Who Have Received A Second Chance At Life
Thanks To The Angel Fund and Donors Like You
Tank came to LHS as part of an animal cruelty investigation. Upon examination, it was found that he was most likely part of a dog fighting ring. Tank suffered from severe trauma to his left eye, a swollen and infected front leg and bite marks all over his body
A good samaritan brought Lucy to LHS back in December of 2019 after she was hit by a car. She suffered multiple abrasions and trauma all over her body and it was determined that her front leg was paralyzed. Due to her paralysis, she underwent surgery to amputate her leg.
Emaciated and suffering, Sparky was found by a Good Samaritan and brought to Lake Humane Society for immediate medical attention. His body condition score was rated a 2 out of 9...with 1 being the worst score an animal can have.
We Are So Grateful for Your Compassionate Support.
On behalf of the animals, staff, and Board of Directors at Lake Humane Society, thank you for your donation made to our Angel Fund. Your gift will help pets in need of emergency or lifesaving medical care. We cannot provide these second chances without you. A receipt has been sent to the email address provided with your gift, please check your "junk" folder if you can not find it.
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