The weeks-old orange tabby kitten - whom the shelter named Stockings - had hind legs that were turned inward and twisted like a pretzel. He was also underweight and needed treatment for a respiratory infection.
The shelter brought in veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven Neihaus who decided that Stockings should undergo a series of surgeries to cut the tendons of his back legs so they could be extended and properly aligned.
"If we did nothing, this cat would most likely have been euthanized," he said.
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The first surgery took place in October and was followed by three more.Read More »from Determined Kitten Takes Disability in Stride