Highway Kitten Needs Surgery to Walk Again

My name's Alex and I'm a delivery driver for Green Line Cafe as well as a musician/podcaster here in Philadelphia. On Saturday, October 12 during my route driving on 676 I spotted this poor little female orange kitten (maybe 2 to 4 months old) stranded on the shoulder of the highway.

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I quickly circled back around to pull over and swoop her up. She was so gentle and sweet, yet understandably exhausted. When I brought her home to regain strength I quickly noticed she wasn't walking, and in fact could barely put any weight on her hind legs. 

I zipped to the Philadelphia Pet Hospital immediately and sure enough she has multiple fractures. Her right tibia and fibula (lower leg), as well as her hip, which leads to believe she was likely thrown from, or hit by, a car.

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I'm starting this GoFundMe campaign because I'm just a service worker working paycheck-to-paycheck who wants to be able to give this sweetie the best life and love she can receive. But given my financial situation I know I can't handle the cost of surgery, especially with the immediacy before these injuries cause more permanent developmental damage and hindrance to her quality of life. 

As of October 14th, we were able to get her admitted to VSEC in South Philadelphia, where she'll be receiving surgery to repair the fractures in her right leg, as well as a femoral head ostectomy on her left hip.

The money raised from this campaign will go directly to paying the vet bills accumulated from the immediate veterinary costs, and potentially any follow-up procedures required for her recovery. The break down so far is as follows:
-̶ ̶T̶o̶t̶a̶l̶ ̶S̶u̶r̶g̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶C̶o̶s̶t̶:̶ ̶$̶4̶5̶0̶0̶ ̶
-̶ ̶E̶a̶r̶l̶y̶ ̶D̶o̶n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶:̶ ̶$̶7̶5̶0̶ ̶
-̶ ̶R̶e̶m̶a̶i̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶B̶i̶l̶l̶:̶ ̶$̶3̶8̶0̶0̶

UPDATE (10/16):
- Total Surgery + Meds: $4685.51
- Follow-up X-rays: $330
[ TOTAL BILL: 5015.51 ]
- Early donations: $734
- Other donations: $320
- Charity funding: $1310.51
[ REMAINING BILL: $2650.50 ]


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I will be keeping a journal of her progress on my Twitter (@mal4m) so you can know just how she's doing and how the funds raised are being utilized.

Those who also know my podcast Every F'n FF, I will be listing off every name/screen name on a future episode of everyone who donated and helped ensure this sweetie gets taken care of.

I've already received outpouring donations and support from friends and strangers alike leading up to this campaign, and I'm so deeply thankful and moved for them. I'm blown away by the kindness of people and can't express enough my (or this kitten's) gratitude if you choose to donate.

Thank you so much! Let's get this girl her legs back!

Alex

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Alexander Noble 
Organizer
Raised $1,210 from 7 donations
Philadelphia, PA
Anna Elizabeth Agell Simmons 
Team member
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