Kitten Found with Paws Frozen to Fence Seeks New Home
A homeless kitten found in Dorchester, Mass. with his front paws frozen to the metal wire of a neighborhood fence is on the mend and will soon be placed for adoption,
A good Samaritan, who heard the kitten’s cries from inside his house on March 7, used warm water to free the frightened feline’s legs from the fence before rushing him to the Emergency & Critical Care Unit at the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.
Hypothermic, scared and in pain
Angell’s Dr. Meagan Rock was first on the scene. “This little guy was extremely lucky to have a kind stranger step in and help because his situation rendered him defenseless against the cold and predators,” she said. “And by the time he got to us he was hypothermic and his legs were swollen.”
The team actively warmed the kitten using blankets, convection heat and warm water bottles, and administered pain medicine to sooth his sore paws. He spent the night in the hospital and is continuing his recovery in Dr. Rock’s home. She expects his blistered front paws will heal completely in time.
Dr. Rock named the kitten “Ralphie” and will soon bring him back to the MSPCA, where he will be neutered, immunized and microchipped before he is placed for adoption.
Photo shows: Ralphie is currently in foster care home with medical doctor who treated him