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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Touching story.

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Genetic condition doesn't keep cat down

02:49 PM Mountain Standard Time on Thursday, March 10, 2005


3TV and azfamily.com Staff



A Valley cat is getting thanks to a local rescue group.

Cricket has a rare genetic condition that caused his hind legs to be disfigured. The condition could have been corrected to some extent if his owners had gotten help.

About HALO Animal Rescue
(602) 971-9222
http://www.halorescue.org

An otherwise healthy cat, Cricket's owners took him to be euthanized.

Enter Heather Allen of HALO.

"He's a normal cat in every other way," she said. "He just doesn't look like the rest.

"I've been taking care of cats for 10 years and I've never seen anything like that. I took him straight to the vet."

That vet recommended a specialist, who determined that at this point, there's not much that can be done.

That doesn't seem to bother Cricket too much. While it might take him a second to get his footing, Cricket gets around just fine.

Now that he's got a second chance at life, Allen says Cricket needs just one more thing.

"He just needs a home, preferably one that doesn't have steps, that has carpeting -- and people who will accept the way he is."


http://www.petfinder.com/pet.cgi?action=2&pet=4152150


Sorry Didnt think about the sign in thing silly me
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2005, 09:49 AM
 
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Can you post the story? The link takes me to a register screen and I not interestd in doing that! I get enough junk email.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 12:20 PM
 
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The link works now! Aww, what a sweet kitty! I hope he finds a good home.
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