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In Spring, Texas, a teenage boy recently made a shocking discovery. Near the mailboxes in an apartment complex, he found a little kitten whose paws had been so tightly bound that three of them had fallen off.

Brady, the boy who found and helped the little cat, picked her up and called his mom to help the poor animal, which saved the kitty’s life.

The kitten’s paws were bound with elastic hair ties wrapped so tight that they finally cut off blood flow and caused the terrible outcome. It most likely took between three to five weeks for the condition to get to this point. “This is the worst. The absolute worst I’ve ever seen,” said Doctor Heimlich, who is taking care of the animal, as reported by ABC13. “This is not neglect. This abuse, physical abuse.”

The kitten is only around 14-weeks-old and has received a new name – Pogo. She is now recovering at the Stuebner Airline Champions Veterinary Hospital.


Pogo was able to get rid of one of the ties on her left front leg, which saved the one paw. Her back legs will have to be amputated from the knee down and the right front one from the elbow down.

Despite the horrible abuse and the loss of three of her little paws, the kitten still has a good chance at a beautiful life. Doctor Heimlich will be taking Pogo home and his staff will do everything to give the kitty the best care possible.



Pogo’s life has been saved thanks to the intervention of the kind people who helped her. Now, the kitten has a new future ahead and like many disabled cats, Pogo can learn to live happily and fully in spite of the awful loss.

Pogo’s doctors are determined to find the person responsible for the abuse of the kitten. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating this case. Anyone with information on what happened to Pogo is asked to contact them at 713-755-6044.

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