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Injured kitten needs help

October 12, 2012

An injured kitten was brought to a local shelter in hopes to help it survive.

The Auglaize County Humane Society was recently brought a domestic medium-hair 10-week kitten by three young volunteers who found the animal near a home that had been burnt by a house fire on McBeth Rd.

The kitten, Ember, is a female, and needs a surgery to fix an infection in her eye from spreading.

Auglaize County Humane Society Office Manager Miranda Oden said Dr. Virgil Brown, of Mouton Veterinary Clinic, quoted the surgery to cost $300.

The kitten will need to undergo surgery within the next couple weeks to remove the infected eye and be sewn up, which if left go, could spread infection to the brain and other parts of the body and cause the animal to be in pain and suffer.

“She is currently taking antibiotics and we are putting ointment in her eye,” Oden said. “Since it’s so close to the brain, is could cause the infection to spread and make the kitten sick.”

She said the Humane Society “will have to put the animal down” if they do not have the funds to pay for the surgery.

Oden said the shelter does not do a lot of euthanasia, but with the agency being non-profit, they adopt cats for $40, which includes vaccines, deworming and spay or neutering, they are unable to provide the funds for the surgery because of the high cost.

Currently, the Auglaize County Humane Society is taking donations, and they can be accepted by calling the agency at 419-738-7808 or stopping by the shelter to donate.

Also, Ember is up for adoption for anyone interested in adopting a kitten, and Oden said she is a nice, playful and friendly kitten that enjoys being around people.

Oden said they will need to get the surgery done within the next couple of weeks, otherwise she may have to be put down, as the kitten will be suffering as the infection spreads.

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Injured kitten

October 15, 2012 by kg_cg_good (not verified), 1 year 45 weeks ago
Comment: 1627

I just have to ask if anyone went door to door to find out who this kitten belonged to instead of "assuming" this kitten belonged to the house that was burnt down? I know for a FACT this kitten did NOT live there and it belongs to a house that did NOT burn down on McBeth Road! They owned NO animals! I think it is disrespectful that they lost their entire home and now to "assume" that they are neglecting a kitten!??? News is suppose to be factual and suppose to have a "story"...not half truths... They DESERVE an apology from all this!!! If the story was accurate they would have found who the owner of this kitten was..when in fact they have several other ones that look just like it in the home!!!!! I KNOW this because I lived in that house that burnt down on McBeth Road and am very disgusted that you "assumed" it lived there! You could have just used it was found on McBeth Road..but then you have to throw in the burnt house too? When in fact, it may have been found there...but DID NOT live there!!!!

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