This kitten has only three legs, his heart beats almost outside his body and yet...

When this young cat landed in this Philadelphia hut ( USA), he was in dire need of help: he was at risk of euthanasia because of a rare malformation. He is now full of life and is waiting to be old enough to be operated on.

Olive is a real little source of inspiration all dressed in hair. It is in great distress that at the age of 2 months, she arrived in the Philly Kitty Rescue. Born with one less front leg and weighing just over 400g, the kitten hid somehow another health problem even more serious: her heart was protected only by a thin layer of skin. Immediately, the woman who decided to take care of her then imagined the worst thinking that the small animal was suffering from diaphragmatic hernia (migration of an organ, note). And for good reason, this malformation generally leads to the euthanasia of animals suffering...

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But this option was not possible for her.

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It must be said that Despite her disability, Olive is a young pussy full of life. She runs without worrying about the fact that she misses a leg, plays and has fun without thinking that she could hurt herself... in short, she enjoys life , simply.

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Olive is also a very grateful young cat who keeps cuddling her foster mother and thanking her with a lot of purring.

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The malformation of kitten

Then a "good news" arrived. After examinations at the vet, it turned out that the little cat did not suffer from a diaphragmatic hernia. The radios have in fact revealed that she was suffering from a congenital malformation depriving her of part of her sternum... which is why her heart beat could be seen.

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A health problem that can be resolved by surgery. But this one is very expensive. For this reason, a Donation Call has been launched on a site of crowdfunding campaigns.

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Until the minette has reached the minimum age for such a campaign operation and that the funds were collected, his mistress made him a small padded sweater at the level of the heart . So she can play safe. A godsend for this little being full of energy!

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Feline bravery that is definitely a pleasure to see...

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