Teen finds 14-week-old kitten with her feet bound: Three of her paws fell off

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In Spring, Texas a young teenage boy made a disturbing discovery near the mailboxes in an apartment complex at FM 2920 and T.C. Jester of a kitten after three of her paws fell off. In an interview with AbcNews, the youngster named Brady and his friend were shocked when they spotted the defenseless kitten huddled near a wall on Friday.

“We walked into a room that had mailboxes and we saw the cat laying down by a wall. We picked it up; called my mom. We sent her a picture and then she said she’d be there in two minutes,” stated 14-year-old Brady.

And when the teen’s mother arrived, Leith Gottula said she was just heartbroken and didn’t think the kitten even stood a chance at surviving, and rushed the kitten to Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Max Heimlich was shocked at the abuse and called it the worst case of animal cruelty he had ever seen in his 40 years as a veterinarian as he described what probably happened. Someone had wrapped elastic hair ties repeatedly around the kitten’s paws.

“These are the bones that are sticking out. It would probably take anywhere from three to four maybe five weeks for this to occur to strangulate it and actually have the feet fall off,” Dr. Heimlich explained on the hospital’s Facebook page. “The kitten was able to get one of the ties off the left front leg. The other 3 feet fell off. We will have to amputate the back legs from the knee down and the front from the elbow down. We pray that this kitten will be able to compensate and have an incredible life with us.
The doctors are concerned that someone who could do this to a kitten could also do this or worse to a child. This is in the vicinity around the hospital and the Spring area.”

After the kitten’s feet heal, her legs must be amputated.

Dr. Heimlich will be taking the kitten home, and his staff will be caring for the kitten, now named Pogo. Check out her video, and see for yourself how sweet and gentle this little kitten seems to be. How anyone can be so cruel is beyond anyone’s comprehension, Get well soon Pogo; we hope you can live a full life despite the cruelty you have had to endure in the first months of your life.

Photos of kitten after three paws fell off via the Stuebner Airline Veterinary Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the HCSO at 713-755-6044.

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Posted by Stuebner Airline Champions Veterinary Hospital on Friday, June 23, 2017

12 replies
  1. Janie Ledergerber says:

    I wish I could get hold of the petson(s) who did this. I suspect it was probably children but it could have been any heartless, emotionally impotent jerk. I would do the same to the perpetrators and take pleasure in their suffering and their asking me, “What am I supposed to do without hands and feet!?!” My reply would be, “I don’t know. Ask the kitten who now has no paws because of what you did.”

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Poor little Pogo, how can anyone be so cruel? Bless Dr. Heimlich for taking care of this precious girl, I hope she will find a loving family!

  3. John says:

    Oh My God. What is wrong with the Human Scum Bag that did this to a Kitten???? Karma will get you. This is Evil. Just think if this was a Kid who did this, Just think what they would do to a Human?????

  4. pennysdachshund says:

    SPRING TEXASS!!!! I am surprised the MOVIE INDUSTRIES have flocked to that HELL HOLE OF A TOWN to FIND ACTORS and write a SCRIP for THE MODERN DAY HORROR MOVIE!!!! THAT town of HEATHONS and SCUM BAGS would fit the part in a HALF SECOND!!! the individuals that live the is beyond belief… they better start handing out coupons for free vasectomies and tubal ligations … as these Moronic Psychopaths don’t need to spawn …

  5. Kathleen Drude says:

    The level of torture has escalated to the most numbers we have seen! For this kitten im so glad she was rescued! Every night when im home i go out into the streets to find the homeless pets. I give them food water and i give them some injections that will keep them healthy!

  6. J. Martin says:

    I don’t care who did this; Be it adult or child. That person(s) need to get their face stomped in til they cease to breath. TOO many of these cases now a days. I’m so pissed that people get away with this shit. Enough is enough. Assholes who harm animals this way … need whatever they did to the animal. DONE TO THEM!!!! Plain & simple.

  7. BETTE J LEBARON says:

    How can someone do that to a little kitten. I hope they catch the jerk that did this. Thank you for Washington cutie. Praying everything goes well and that the kitty finds a loving forever home

  8. Debor33 says:

    Every time I see something like this, I realize how depraved this world has become…praying for you Pogo…..you deserve all the love you can handle…..


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