Furkids Rescues Kittens with Swimmer’s Syndrome

Posted on Thursday, March 5th

Recently, Furkids was called upon to help rescue dozens of cats and kittens from a filthy, run-down home. It was a truly sad situation for these helpless, fragile animals! We’ve discovered three of the kittens have Swimmer’s Syndrome, a congenital condition that can occur in young kittens, causing the legs (typically the hind limbs) to splay laterally. These kittens look like little frogs, with their hips and feet rotated out to the side, rather than underneath their bodies. The great news is that with time, proper therapy, and a lot of patience, Swimmer’s Syndrome can be corrected. We’ve dubbed this plucky trio the “Furkids Swim Team”, and we’re working 24x7 to bottle feed, clean and provide a strong physical therapy regimen to these kittens so they’ll grow up healthy and strong – and have a much better chance of adoption!

Furkids works every single day to save even the most fragile of lives, make them whole – both physically and emotionally. Your support today will help these kittens become the best cats they can be, and it will allow us to save more kittens just like them. We are going into kitten season, and the need for support for the hundreds of kittens we hope to save is immediate. Can you help? Please donate today. Thank you for your support!