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kitty needs surgery [Oct. 30th, 2006|04:58 am]
kyle cassidy
[mood |kitty!]
[music |roswell crawling around on my desk]

Over the weekend I went to city kitties and photographed the little pirate, Captian Agnes. Agnes was found alone and crying on the street and brought in by a kind soul. She's about six weeks old and was apparantly hit by a car. Her right front leg needs to be amputated, right now she just drags it along when she walks, which has scraped off the skin on her paw and given her an infection.

Please feel free to pass these photos around, repost them in your lj, whatever, and direct people to city kitties if they want to help out. Agnes needs several thousand dollars for all the medical expenses. You can paypal info@citykitties.org. They're also accepting applications for the lucky person who's going to get to give Captian Agnes a home, and the two other pirate kittens who are both going to lose an eye.

When I was photographing her she kept running to me on three legs wanting some attention. She's a total love bug.






She loves to be carried around and she purrs like a little machine, despite her mangled leg.
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[User Picture]From: ersigh
2006-10-30 10:53 am (UTC)
:( Poor kitty. She's so cute.

I love black and white kitties. I wish I lived closer... and was more stable so that I could snatch her up ... I'd love to have another tripod kitty.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-31 04:36 am (UTC)
hey! one each! line forms to the left! move along! we're running very low on tripods. stop hoarding!
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[User Picture]From: thepinkhobbit
2006-10-30 12:38 pm (UTC)
Oh god she's adorable. In my dreams last night I was saving stray kitties and taking them into my home to create a Cat Army. Alas it can't be true.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 02:54 pm (UTC)
well, she is a captian. so maybe it wasn't a dream.
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[User Picture]From: geekers
2006-10-30 12:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodess, such a cute kitty! :D Poor thing... she looks like an alert and happy kitty otherwise. I hope she finds a real nice home after she's all fixed up.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 02:55 pm (UTC)
she is alert and happy. she kept RUNNING to me dragging the floppy leg, i wanted to burst into tears and hug her at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: shadow_bride
2006-10-30 01:33 pm (UTC)
goodness i would take her in a second!
beautiful little girl!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 03:02 pm (UTC)
yeah, i offered them a huge fat wad of cash for her the second i met her and they just laughed. they LAUGHED at my offer!

there's gonna be a fist fight to settle who gets this one, i'm sure. or maybe a steel cage match.
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[User Picture]From: sidewinder
2006-10-30 02:10 pm (UTC)
Poor sweet little thing :-( I've sent some money, will try to send more next week if I actually *make* a little money this coming weekend...
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[User Picture]From: bloodcicle
2006-10-30 02:50 pm (UTC)
I can't help but find it so very disturbing that Phillie has such a horrible feral cat problem.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 02:56 pm (UTC)
that's why you should sent $$$ to City Kitties so they can stop it. An aggressive neuter and release program is what we need more than anything.
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[User Picture]From: writtenoutloud
2006-10-30 04:23 pm (UTC)
it's so special that you help them.
i gave a donation. the stories are so sad, though.
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From: steanne
2006-10-30 04:53 pm (UTC)
it's only the beginnings of the stories that are sad. the endings are often changeable.
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[User Picture]From: donnaricci
2006-10-30 05:42 pm (UTC)
I sent a hundred. All I can do right now. Mind if I pass this info around with your photos?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 06:57 pm (UTC)
you are a goddess among women!

please! by all means, repost this on every phone pole in los angeles.

agnes needs a wooden leg!
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 07:10 pm (UTC)
please. add away. the more the merrier.
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[User Picture]From: perdita_x
2006-10-30 07:08 pm (UTC)
I love to take her home! Just a shame about the big pond in the way (that and customs and such!).
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-30 07:12 pm (UTC)
"oh, hullo. i see you have a cat too."

"this isn't a cat it's from the goddamn Colonies what you have is a cat. this is an imported domestic american three leg. now, if you don't mind, we're going to have some marmite and toast."

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[User Picture]From: jenskot
2006-10-30 09:54 pm (UTC)
Aww(Arrr?), Cap'n Agnes! Thanks for those photos - I was so glad when CityKitties sent me them in the e-mail update! BTW, she looks a lot like Roswell - is there a whiskery tuxedo tom making the rounds?
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[User Picture]From: _antipathy_
2006-10-31 01:37 am (UTC)
Seeing her leg... it almost make me cry. :( And still she looks so sweet and happy! What a trooper she is.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-31 04:28 am (UTC)
dear lord.

you have to meet her. she's incredible. and, if you see her running dragging this leg, you WILL cry. but it's not the bad sort of cry, because this is going to be a good story. she's so goddamn cute. i love her. she is so sweet and happy -- as long as someone's loving her, she's so very happy.
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From: the_autumn_knew
2006-10-31 02:05 am (UTC)
oh my gosh. that poor little kitten, aw. why do they have to amputate it, couldn't the vet do something? i don't know what, just the thought of the poor kitten having her leg amputated tears at me. oh the little one.

oh and hi. sorry for the completely random comment, i got here through fireflesh.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-31 04:33 am (UTC)
hello the_autum! welcome. i wondered exactly the same things. after talking to citykitties and the vet who's going to do the surgery (who is awesome by the way) the way i understand her leg is this:

1) it is forever dead, it will never heal.
2) cats don't care about cosmetics so no one will shun her for having three legs.
3) her paw is infected now from her dragging it (the skin scraped off)
4) she will be able to better move and balance and avoid obsticals without it.

so they made the decision to cut it off at the shoulder. everyone has assured me that after an unavoidably painful recovery, she will grow up to be as near completely normal as you can possibly imagine and she'll do just fine with three legs. especially because she'll have three legs and love -- and in some ways, when you think of it, if she didn't have that limp and that horrible wound, someone might not have picked her up and her lot in life might have been to grow up feral, eating out of trash cans and dead in two years after having three litters of kittens.

"oh the little one" is right. i love that little bug.

there is a bright side to this all. thanks for the random comment and the genuine concern.
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[User Picture]From: prelud
2006-10-31 02:17 am (UTC)
She`s amazing. what a trooper. and so pretty.

I can`t do much for her, but I`ll continue (with my family) rescuing lost kittens of Slovakia (so far, 5 kittens to our credit).
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2006-10-31 04:34 am (UTC)
i truely believe that when you do something good, wherever you are, that makes the "good" of the world that much better and changes things everywhere. be nice to the old lady at the end of the hall, help the kitten find a home, give someone your old clothes. it's all good. thanks for helping the kitties.
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[User Picture]From: emilytbm
2006-10-31 05:28 am (UTC)
Oh goodness. We're moving into a bigger place and we're on the market to adopt a kitty (through citty kitties of course). She may be the winner.
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