An online fundraiser has been set up to help a charity operate on a 9 week old kitten with a badly broken leg.
Nala was handed in to Animals in distress in Ipplepen after her owner could not afford the treatment and did not want the kitten to be put to sleep.
An online appeal hopes to raise £1200 to pay for the operation. So far £244 has been raised.
A spokesperson for Animals in distress said on their website:
“Nala is a sweet little 9 week old kitten, who has recently been handed over to us with a badly broken leg. Her previous owner could not afford the veterinary costs of treating Nala’s leg, and as she did not want to have Nala put to sleep she made the difficult decision to hand her over for rehoming.
“At Animals in Distress we never want to turn away an animal in need, and so we took Nala in. However, once our vet X-rayed the leg, it became clear that the severity and complexity of the break was much worse than anyone had thought, and Nala had to be referred to an orthopaedic specialist.
“Nala’s leg has to be pinned internally and also to have an external framework for support. It is quite a complicated operation for such a small kitten to go through, but as Nala has age on her side she should heal very quickly once the operation is done.
“The amazing orthopaedic specialist Patrick Ridge has agreed to carry out the surgery needed at a much reduced charitable rate for Animals in Distress. However, we will still need in excess of £1,200 to cover all of Nala’s treatment.
“Nala obviously needs to have her surgery as soon as possible, but it is very difficult for a small charity like ourselves to suddenly find an amount of money of that size.
“So once again, we are turning to you, our wonderful supporters, for help. Can you help us to help Nala? If you could spare any amount, however big or small, towards the cost of Nala’s life-saving surgery, we would be really so grateful, and it would make a world of difference to Nala.
“Thank you for all your incredible support, as always,”
To donate go to: https://www.animalsindistress.uk.com/appeal/nala-appeal
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