Howard, the Combine Kitty


10-year old Kyle and 8-year old Bryce Billingslea found a kitten along a country road in Michigan. The kitten was missing his front paws! The 10-week old cat's injuries were rotting and full of maggots, but he still managed to purr. The boys called animal control, and the responding officer called a veterinarian. The kitten was taken to MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where he's had two rounds of surgery on his amputated limbs, with more to come. Veterinarians think that Howard may have been injured by farm machinery, which is where he got the nickname "the combine kitty". Costs to save and rehabilitate Howard are expected to run from one to two thousand dollars, but donations are coming in to Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter. Howard is recovering well, eating a lot, and is even able to stand and use his litter box, despite the bandages. Link -via Arbroath, where you can see a video report.

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That's a nice story, thanks for posting this! The kids across the street from my parents are like that too. It's so comforting to see such shows of compassion. That cat is adorable! I had a black and white tuxedo cat with big ears. He was named Batman.
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Aaw, poor kitty.

@ Betseflets

Jesus Christ, how cold can you be? Animals have feelings too, don't be so selfish.

Just so you people know, I am from the Netherlands too, and I want to apologize for Betseflets's weird comment, not all Dutch people are like this.

@ Skippy

You're as selfish as Betseflets.
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i am surprised so many people can't applaud something humane and positive like this story is. the comments ranged from evil veterinarians to rhetoric on health insurance and abortions. celebrate something positive instead of using this commentary section as a soap box for your favorite political rant..........
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Thanks for your funny comment Rounder, there are a lot of people posting here who need to get a life, think more positively and enjoy a little bit of good news in the world for a change!
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