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Kitten born without bones in front legs

Charity gives second chance to kitty with rare disease.

By Vetstreet Jan 24, 2013 3:44PM

At 4 months old, Harvey doesn’t realize he’s different. The energetic kitten was born without bones connecting his paws to the bones in the upper part of his front legs, a rare condition called radial agenesis.

Photo: Facebook / CP Glasgow / Harvey the kitten will undergo surgery to correct his paws.Bing: More about the rare disease

Taken in by the Glasgow, Scotland, branch of the animal charity Cats Protection, Harvey lives in a foster home and gets around just fine on his elbows.

He’s a lovely little thing," said foster mom Liz McCulloch. “He … happily plays with my other cat and dog." But running around that way could damage Harvey’s spine as he gets older, so the charity raised $4,700 within just a few days to pay for surgery for the kitty.

Harvey is now awaiting his operation and will be placed in a forever home once he recovers.

— Read it at the Huffington Post

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Photo: Facebook / CP Glasgow / Harvey the kitten will undergo surgery to correct his paws.

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