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Kids find tiny kitten in casts and know they must do something to help

Abandoned kitten has legs in casts cat-wow
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The events took place in Phoenix Arizona. A group on young children were playing outside their apartment complex when they noticed a tiny little feline dragging its hind legs on the floor.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 09/06/2019, 08:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:46

The children rushed the kitten to their parents, who were equally as confused to see an animal in this state. They assumed its back legs had been broken and someone had tried to help, but then, why on earth was she wandering around on her own?

Help is on their way

The group of people decided to take the tiny kitten to Kathy Hamel, who was quite well-known for rescuing all sorts of animals in the area.

“When she was brought to me,” Hamel told the Dodo, “there was a little girl maybe 4 years old who was one of her finders. She had named her Cupcake and I told her that I loved the name and would keep it!”

The little kitten was rushed to the vet ASAP so she could get checked out. 

“I have to admit I have never seen anything quite like it,” Hamel continued. “Besides the strange apparatus that she was dragging around behind her, she was so incredibly tiny! She looked so much bigger in the picture I had been sent.”

A happy turn of events

It took an hour and a half for the vets to succeed in removing the cast, which was incredibly thick and hardened at the time. Once they had removed it completely, everyone was baffled when they realised Cupcake’s legs were functioning perfectly! They weren’t broken at all! Why someone had tried to place casts on them anyway is quite the mystery.

At around 6 weeks old, little Cupcake weighed less than a pound. She has a lot of work to do to gain weight and build up strength in her back legs, which she hasn’t used in a while. But the vets are incredibly optimistic.

Better yet, little Cupcake already has a family lined up for her once she’s completely out of the woods. This little girl is one lucky cat!


Cupcake has a message for her abusers.

Posted by Kathy Hamel on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

I’d like to thank Sundee Witt for her generous donation on behalf of Cupcake and the other animals rescued by Arizona...

Posted by Kathy Hamel on Wednesday, June 5, 2019