Sunday, January 27, 2008

Five-legged cat!

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. - Cats may have nine lives, but one unique feline has five legs , for now.

The cat, named Babygirl, will undergo surgery to remove the extra leg and another crippled leg.

The operation is expected to improve Babygirl's quality of life, according to the Washington Area Humane Society, where the cat will live until a home can be found for her.

Chrystin Rice, a kennel associate, said a woman brought Babygirl to the shelter on Jan. 19. The woman had first seen the stray animal as a kitten about a year ago in Canonsburg.

Aside from the extra leg, Babygirl appears to be in good health, Rice said Saturday.

"It's actually a really, really nice cat," she said.

A doctor at Metropolitan Veterinary Center in Robinson Township has agreed to perform the operation, though the surgery has not yet been scheduled.

Some people have expressed an interest in Babygirl, but no one has applied to adopt her, Rice said.

"We've had a few calls come in, but everyone's just kind of asking how's she doing, when's the surgery," Rice said.

Associated Press

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