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Corky the kitten born with back-to-front hind legs can walk for the first time
UK Daily Mail ^ | 11:30 EST, 24 April 2012 | Leon Watson

Posted on 04/24/2012 10:47:56 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman

A kitten born with his legs back to front and abandoned by its owners has been given a new lease of life after pioneering surgery.

Corky was found by little boy dragging himself along a pavement in Fargo, North Dakota, and was brought into an animal pound, where he was due to be put down.

But Gail Ventzke and Carol Stefonek, co-founders and directors of CATS Cradle Shelter, heard about the brave moggy and were intent on saving his life.

Seven-month-old Corky suffers from a congenital deformity called 'Bilateral Arthrogryposis', meaning his back legs were the wrong way round, and also crisscrossed like a corkscrew.

Staff decided to name the courageous kitty Corky in honour of his determination to drag himself around...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
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1 posted on 04/24/2012 10:48:00 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great Kitty story


2 posted on 04/24/2012 10:48:50 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

What a sweet face.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 10:51:07 PM PDT by Bubbette
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To: Bubbette

Isn’t it? Just want to kiss it! lol Very intelligent; you can see that too.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 10:53:56 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

5 posted on 04/24/2012 10:54:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

God bless that kitty and the people who cared for him when nobody else would.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 11:03:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

What a sweet kitty. Love is all over that face.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 11:06:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I’d like to see this catwalk. nyuk nyuk nyuk


8 posted on 04/24/2012 11:06:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Slings and Arrows; little jeremiah

Thanks for the ping! Just as I was about to say it's all hopeless, along comes a story like this...that reminds me of what good there can be...

9 posted on 04/24/2012 11:07:23 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: unkus

Such a sweet furbaby and smart too!

Did you take a look at the other pics? DM has some more on the site that are really good.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 11:16:30 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Not worth the money that went into repairing it, should have just put it down instead.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 11:18:01 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Fred Nerks

My pleasure. What a trouper!


12 posted on 04/24/2012 11:18:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Just like th elderly and handicapped right?


13 posted on 04/24/2012 11:20:50 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

“Just like th elderly and handicapped right?”

It’s just a cat, please don’t equate the lives of humans to those of dumb animals. Or if you want to do that then go over to DU where most non-thinking liberals are.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 11:34:43 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: trapped_in_LA

If someone wants to spend the mone that is their choice. Not only that these types of surgeries can be used as analogs for procedures on humans.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:12 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Awww...poor little guy


16 posted on 04/24/2012 11:42:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Yeah, and if somebody wants to spend the dough then it’s up to them. You may think it’s a waste of money, but the government spends more on less deserving creatures every day, and that’s money they took from others. I don’t begrudge private dollars for animal welfare.

It’s a nice story. As long as it doesn’t involve funds confiscated from taxpayers, who cares if it makes sense or not?


17 posted on 04/24/2012 11:45:32 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Fred Nerks

Great story!


18 posted on 04/24/2012 11:46:21 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Outlaw Woman

Wow. Made my day. Thanks for the post.


19 posted on 04/24/2012 11:55:30 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: trapped_in_LA
Not worth the money that went into repairing it, should have just put it down instead.

LOL. Boy. You have a heart of gold, dontcha. Geez.

20 posted on 04/25/2012 12:00:37 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

I’ll pick a fight with you on this (on several levels).
I pose the following questions:
Has the “space race” been a waist of money and time?
Was any of you money spent on this treatment?
Could this technology help “mankind” (pun intended too)?

flame on...


21 posted on 04/25/2012 12:00:37 AM PDT by ssschev
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To: trapped_in_LA

if people want to spend their money to repair a cat, what does it matter to you?

tax money... that’s a different story.

private money... that’s up to them

get over yourself


22 posted on 04/25/2012 12:20:05 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: trapped_in_LA

“Not worth the money that went into repairing it, should have just put it down instead.”

Perhaps. But I would spend my money on that kitten, before 90% of the people I know.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 12:21:46 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Outlaw Woman
Sometimes you need a story to lift your spirits from the crap we see each and everyday, this is one such story.
Thanks for posting, there is a little good left in this world if you look hard enough.
24 posted on 04/25/2012 12:23:03 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Its acts of kindness like this that makes us separate from Communism, Marxism and Islam.

Of which I am proud of.

And in other countries the kitty would be curly fries.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 1:24:01 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Do you take lighter fluid and set fire to ant hills for fun in your spare time?

Just wondering.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 1:46:26 AM PDT by Bullish
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To: trapped_in_LA

Was any of the $$ yours?


27 posted on 04/25/2012 2:35:24 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Bullish

I did that as a kid, zapping ants with a magnifying glass was also fun.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 2:37:48 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

It’s eerie just how much the little guy looks like my cat when he was a kitten (not the leg issue, but the face, the fur color scheme, and the eyes).

Nice story. Thanks for posting it.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 3:06:49 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: trapped_in_LA
Not worth the money that went into repairing it, should have just put it down instead.

What a cold hearted individual you are.

30 posted on 04/25/2012 3:40:39 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: BigCinBigD

Your feelings seem to be popular in America.

We would abort children born with defects, but we spend money operating on cats.

Don’t get me wrong I am all for this little cat, I just see hypocrisy in the way we treat unborn humans with defects.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 3:57:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Outlaw Woman

T T T Timmehhh!!!!


32 posted on 04/25/2012 4:00:55 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Good looking cat.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 4:01:40 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Dude you somehow landed on the wrong thread.

Vetenarian colleges perform all sorts of difficult experimental operations. How else would they learn anything?


34 posted on 04/25/2012 5:55:22 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: trapped_in_LA

I hope you do not have any pets.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 6:28:24 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Bullish

“Do you take lighter fluid and set fire to ant hills for fun in your spare time?”

LOL! that’s funny but besides the point. I grew up going to my uncles farm all the time. They has tons of cats there that were basically to keep the mice under control. They died like flies, disease and getting caught in farm machinery being two of the way they went. There were always more as cats breed almost as fast as the mice. Don’t see any reason to spend that kind of money fixing one when the shelters put down thousands of cats every day. Why not just get a good one that you don’t have to spend as much as a good car costs to make whole?


36 posted on 04/25/2012 6:46:38 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: trapped_in_LA

It’s called compassion.

And I have cared for feral cats and stopped the cycle on my property by catching them and neutering them-and I paid for all 30 of them-it took 2 years.

My next door neighbor had sheep and just fed them. He only did what he had to with them and every few months one would get sick and he would shoot it. I think he only had them because he liked to shoot them. He didn’t have a compassionate bone in his body, and would always let “nature do her thing”.He always told us to just “shoot all those damn cats”.
Now he shoots squirrels that get near his birdfeeder.I cringe every time I hear a shot.

We have dominion over the earth and especially with domestic animals, it is our duty to care for them.
As long as it is private money that is used for these animals that are thrown away and/or mistreated and/or defective-there is no issue.

And yes-people kill babies-THE WORST thing I think, that humans do...if I could, I would stop it tomorrow. It is horrific and barbaric...so for now, while I work on that, I choose to care for animals-they are not human, but compassion is compassion.

Mrs C


37 posted on 04/25/2012 7:31:36 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Outlaw Woman

What a gorgeous baby! So sweet. How in the world could anyone abandon that face?


38 posted on 04/25/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Fred Nerks

Looks just like my cat Basket, whom was rescued from a trash compactor when she was 4 weeks old. Someone just through the whole litter in the garbage.


39 posted on 04/25/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: trapped_in_LA

I’ve always believed there’s something wrong with people who have no feeling for animals. I pity you folks, I really do. Remember the Scriptures that talk about God’s creation of the animals, how He found them all good, how He cares for them. And recall how He stopped Balaam from beating his donkey——and that the donkey could see the angel, but Balaam could not.

I hope your heart won’t always be so hard.


40 posted on 04/25/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Not me. I’d take him in a heartbeat.


41 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CT Hillbilly

“It’s called compassion.”

But I do have compassion, the cat is obviously suffering in its condition so the best thing for the cat would have been to put it down. Not make it suffer through God knows how many operations just so you can feel good about yourself.


42 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:46 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: Outlaw Woman

Looks like one of my cats. Pretty little thing.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:52 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yes, very cute.


44 posted on 04/25/2012 8:46:44 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Outlaw Woman

What a beautiful little face.
Colette was right when she wrote, ‘There are no ordinary cats’.


45 posted on 04/25/2012 9:58:27 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Venturer
“We” is an awfully broad brush, when my late wife and I were told that we should consider aborting my daughter, we didn't. That was 16 years ago, since them I have also adopted a “Special Needs” child, that the unwed mother chose not to abort. After my first wife died, I rescued a kitten from a trash compactor, who needed much care, at no small expense. Compassion is compassion.
46 posted on 04/25/2012 10:02:15 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: trapped_in_LA

You think mercy and kindness to animals is wrong?


47 posted on 04/25/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Or a leftist trait?

You must be a hard hearted person. Mercy and kindness are traits of civilized human beings.


48 posted on 04/25/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: CT Hillbilly

We have dominion over the earth and especially with domestic animals, it is our duty to care for them.


Exactly - the “dominion” means humans are meant to be caretakers, guardians. Parents also have “dominion” over their children. Not that parents can kill or eat their children!

Everything belongs to God and we are meant to be caretakers of His property and His children, which includes all living beings. Where does the “life” come from? From Him. Animals aren’t soulless machines.


49 posted on 04/25/2012 12:27:11 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: trapped_in_LA

I understand what you mean and I didn’t mean that you were heartless...and it is a tough call when an animal is born with a birth defect. I have a kitty that was feral, was born with a dislocated jaw and she’s never grown bigger than 4 lbs. We took her in because she couldn’t eat and would have died outside. It took us 3-4 years to gain her complete trust (she was just skitish with strange noises)and we just cared for her and gave her a cushion of her own. We talked about putting her down, but she was so healthy once we took her inside.She is still with us and has the loudest meow I have ever heard; she’s the dinner bell.
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To me, that kitty with the twisted legs looked pretty darn happy... Before and after the surgery. And personally, that is my way of deciding what is best; if an animal is suffering, no matter what I WANT, it is more important to give them what they NEED.I had to put down my 17 yr old terrier-it was THE hardest thing I have ever done.She was such a fighter, but she was suffering and she would continue to suffer just to be a good dog-for me. And I couldn’t let her do that....
I would never put an animal thru anything just to make myself feel better. I know there are people like that,( I think they’re called Liberals!!).

So I apologize; sometimes when you type words, they lack the gentle nature meant to go with them.....have a good night!

Mrs CT Hillbilly


50 posted on 04/25/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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