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Wilton Animal Nonprofit Seeks Donations To Help Injured Kitten

Tres, an 8-week-old kitten rescued by Animals in Distress in Wilton, needed emergency surgery to amputate his left rear leg. Photo Credit: Contributed
An x-ray shows the damage Tres sustained to his left rear leg, which was badly broken and needed to be amputated. Photo Credit: Contributed
Tres, an 8-week-old kitten rescued by Wilton's Animals in Distress, is in recovery after his emergency surgery. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. – Animals in Distress, a no-kill cat shelter in Wilton, needs the community’s help to pay for the medical care of an injured kitten.

The stray 8-week-old male kitten was found caught in an iron fence. Shelter organizers estimate he had been caught in the fence for at least three days.

“His leg became badly broken, probably from his struggle to get free,” Animals in Distress organizers said in a statement. “The leg was badly infected and becoming septic. It had to come off immediately.”

The kitten was taken to a local veterinarian, who performed emergency surgery. The kitten’s left rear leg was amputated to his hip, and he is now in recovery. Following the surgery, shelter volunteers named the kitten Tres.

“He is obviously a tough little fighter and it appears he will pull through,” shelter organizers said in the statement. “He'll be up and running around in no time. He's quite remarkable.”

Now that Tres received the medical care he needed, the nonprofit is raising funds to pay for his surgery, and his aftercare.

Animals in Distress relies solely on donations from the community.  All donations are tax-deductible.

To make a donation to Tres’ recovery, visit the Animals in Distress homepage and click on the "Donate" tab. Anyone interested in making a donation by mail can write a check to Animals in Distress, with “Tres” written on the memo line. Checks can be sent to:  Animals in Distress, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

Tres will not be ready for adoption until he fully recovers. Until then, shelter organizers said Tres will spend time in foster care.

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