Kitten Lost Her Ears, A Leg, And Her Tail, But She Found A Home
Published: January 23, 2023 at 06:19 PM Author: Penny Eims
Boston, Massachusetts – An adorable kitten named Dollie was stricken with a mystery illness that resulted in the loss of her ears, a leg, and her tail. According to MSPCA-Angell, the Munchkin kitten was surrendered to them in November because her family was unable to deal with her extensive health issues.
The animal welfare agency explains:
When Dollie came to us, her ears were sloughing, and they actually did fall off. Parts of her skin were necrotic – it was dying. It impacted her extremities, including her tail, legs, and most of her ear tissue. We had never seen anything like it.
Determining the cause of Dollie’s health problems took some serious sleuthing from experts. And finally, the cause of her problems was discovered, the shelter explains:
They determined that her symptoms were typical for a problem called ischemic dermatopathy, which is usually caused by a reaction to something in the body that leads to widespread inflammation. In Dollie’s case, it was quite severe, and she is a lucky cat to have found her way to us.
According to the shelter, Dollie’s condition was diagnosed in just the nick of time. Had more time passed, she may have lost two more legs…or possibly her life. But now that the mystery of what was making Dollie sick has been solved, the shelter’s veterinary team is confident that she will live a “long and happy life.”
And best of all? This month, the shelter announced that she found a forever home. Enjoy a long and happy life Dollie!
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