For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Angela Speed
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Leg Doesn't Break Kitten's Vibrant Spirit
– “Meow Meow” the kitten seems
to think that her brand new cast is a special holiday
toy. The animated kitten twirls her lime green appendage
in the air, swings it to bat imaginary foes, and
flaunts it for extra attention. Although she hasn’t
gotten around to collecting autographs for her cast,
it’s surely on her agenda. Fortunately for
Meow Meow, she doesn’t seem to remember the
pain she felt when it was first injured.
Meow Meow’s right front leg was accidentally
broken by her former guardian, who thankfully brought
her to the Wisconsin Humane Society for treatment.
Unable to afford the medical treatment necessary
to help her, the guardian surrendered Meow Meow
to the care of WHS.
When she first arrived, the 3-month old kitten dragged
her limp leg across the floor and stubbornly refused
to let anyone touch it. After some gentle soothing
by medical staff, Meow Meow succumbed to an examination
and x-rays revealed a fractured humerus bone. Dr.
Randy Zeman of the Wisconsin Humane Society gave
her pain medication and set her leg in a festive
green cast. He anticipates Meow Meow’s full
recovery to take about 3-4 weeks.
Meow Meow has been microchipped and vaccinated,
and will also be spayed when her leg recovers. Dr.
Zeman noted that Meow Meow may be placed in foster
care for part of her recovery, too, but will eventually
be available for adoption. Until then, she will
continue to delight staff with her playful spirit,
affectionate demeanor and fancy lime green cast.
Note: To schedule a photo session and/or
interview with Meow Meow and a Humane Society Representative,
contact Angela Speed at (414) 431-6104, or (414)