This Kitty Was Born With Backwards Legs. Seeing Him Finally Stand For The First Time Made Me Cry.

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Animal shelters see lots of little cuties come and go, all with different stories. Stockings the cat, however, would be one story that this Chicago-based shelter wouldn’t soon forget. When the kitten was brought in, it was obvious he was in some need of help. He was born with a serious birth defect, rendering him unable to stand or walk. His legs were almost backwards, forming a “W.” The shelter workers named him Stockings and they were determined to help him out.

Even though Stockings had this terrible birth defect, he had a playful heart.

He wanted to run around like the other kittens at the shelter.

Luckily, an orthopedic surgeon that worked with the rescue wanted to help Stockings.

They gave him a risky procedure…

And it changed his life forever.

They corrected the tendons in his legs. It took multiple surgeries but it was a success.

He’s a little wobbly, but he is becoming more and more like a normal little cat.

He even found a forever home.

The vet tech that was originally supposed to foster Stockings decided to adopt him, making him an awesome part of her family.

Thanks to humane societies like Tree House Animals, animals like Stockings don’t have to die on the streets alone or live a life of pain and misery. Donate to your local humane society to help animals in need… and share this wonderful rescue story!


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