Tibby could use some serious TLC.
The 8-week-old kitten fell off a two-story balcony in Roxbury at about 2 a.m. on Friday, shattering both of her hind legs.
Tibby's family ditched her at the MSPCA and she will end up in the adoption center after she recovers from surgery. Adding to the misery, Tibby also has a severe flea infestation, which the MSPCA will treat while tending to her wounds.
“Tibby will undergo extensive surgery later this afternoon to repair her broken legs,” MSPCA Director of Communications Rob Halpin said. “The surgery is so serious that it will be performed by Dr. Sue Casale of the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center. Her surgery will likely top $7,000 and will be paid for via Spike’s Fund, a dedicated fund that pays for the medical care for animals in the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center.”
Unfortunately, that fund has been drained, due to the thousands of animals who come to the shelter every year in need of medical attention.
So the MSPCA is asking folks to kick some dough their way to help their efforts to offset the cost of her care.
“Despite all she’s been through Tibby is as friendly as can be,” Halpin said.
“Unfortunately this is a story we see all too often — in fact, this week we’ve done surgery on three other cats with severely broken limbs,” Alyssa Krieger, manager of the MSPCA-Angell’s Boston Adoption Center said. “But as we do with every animal in our care, we’ll do all we can to get her well before we can find her a responsible and loving home.”
According to a press release, Dr. Casale is confident she can repair Tibby’s shattered legs, as well as successfully treat the flea infestation which has caused open wounds and scabbing on the back of her head and neck.
“This is a kitten who clearly has not received the care and safe-keeping that she deserves,” Krieger said.
So to those looking to adopt a kitty in recovery or those looking to help out on the money end, get in touch with the MSPCA in Jamaica Plain.