CATS Cradle Shelter in Fargo, North Dakota is home to a rescue kitten named Corky who was born with a rare genetic deformity which gave him criss-crossed and backward hind legs called Bilateral Arthrogryposis of the Tarsus. Young Corky was set to be euthanized when the shelter brought him in for a life-saving surgery by Dr. Dan Burchill of Casselton Veterinary Service. According to Corky’s Facebook page, he is recovering just fine. Donations are being taken at the shelter to help pay for Corky’s corrective surgery.
I was rescued by CATS Cradle Shelter on 3/20/12 from the pound where I was going to go to sleep forever because of my disability. My Cradle mommies saved me and raised enough money to get my legs turned around by a really nice man named Dr. Burchill, so on 4/5/12 they took me to Casselton Veterinary Services and Dr. B. operated on my legs for 5 hours to give me legs that would work better. I have to learn how to walk because I never knew how, I spent my whole life dragging my legs behind me. Now I am a bionic kitteh and I am looking forward to going home and starting my new life.
images via CATS Cradle Shelter