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Kitten missing two front legs gets a fresh start in life

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Duck is named that way for a reason. Her lack of front legs has led people to compare her to a duck, or even a T-Rex! But it hasn't stopped her from living her best cat life!

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 21/05/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:28

Duck was brought in to a Florida animal clinic as a stray. She had suffered terrible injuries and her front legs were mangled.

A close call

Her rescuers were unsure how she got so terribly injured, but they assumed the kitten had hidden in a car engine to keep herself warm, and had ended up getting stuck there.

Luckily, the surgeon was determined to help the kitten live. He performed a double amputation, and helped her on the road to recovery.

A new start

Once she was feeling better, Duck went into a foster home so she could continue to grow strong until she was ready for a forever family. Duck got along really well with all her siblings, including 3 dogs, 1 cat, and 6 chickens! And she loved her humans too, and soon enough, she had stolen their hearts. Duck ended up staying in her foster home permanently.


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Though she only has two legs, she’s got plenty of energy! She has learned to move around by hopping, and she loves it! Her mum got her a pair of wheels to help her walk, but she didn’t take to it too well. She prefers to be independent and hop around like a little rabbit! 


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