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Hope for kitten born without leg bones


A four-month old kitten with a rare bone condition will be given a new lease of life thanks to a Scottish charity's fundraising campaign.

Harvey's owner put him up for sale on Gumtree, with an advert saying the kitten had "two broken legs".

Luckily, the tiny feline was rescued by a cat-lover who took him to Cats Protection's Glasgow branch and it was found that rather than being broken, Harvey's legs did not have any bones because he suffers from radial agenesis.

Harvey doesn't let his disability hamper his play-time - check the video below

Lorraine Currie, co-ordinator of Cats Protection's Glasgow branch, told STV: "A friend of the branch spotted him on Gumtree. It said in the advert he had two broken legs but when she got there he had no bones at all.

"She felt sorry for him and took him home but it became clear he needed a lot of treatment and that's when we got involved."

An operation that involves implanting metal pins between the paw and upper bone can correct the condition and the charity set about fundraising for Harvey.

Word of the kitten's plight quickly spread over the internet and donations poured in, with Cats Protection raising more than the £3,000 required for the surgery. Harvey's operation will go ahead when he is six months old.



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