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Sweet upstate kitty born without a paw needs funds for life-saving surgery

Lt. Dan needs financial help to amputate infected paw
Lt. Dan needs financial help to amputate infected paw
Facebook: The Community Pet Project

A sweet kitty born without a paw is in need of medical funds for life-saving surgery, The Community Pet Project(TCPP) reported January 10.

Lieutenant Dan is a ginger tabby kitten who was born without one of his paws. Missing a paw didn't slow the little guy down until recently, when the limb became infected from Lt. Dan dragging in on the ground when he walked.

The veterinarians at Magnolia Veterinary Hospital have accessed Lt. Dan's situation and decided the leg must be amputated to save his life.

Unfortunately the family doesn't have the funds necessary to pay for his operation. But like most pet parents, they searched for a way to save their cats life.

Euthanasia should never be an option for something fixable. Enter TCPP, who does their best to help upstate pets in need who wouldn't likely be treated due to financial hardship.

The surgery is estimated at $740, and TCPP is helping out the family in an attempt to raise $1200. This is more than the amount needed, but the past few injured animals they've helped have had substantial unplanned vet bills.

A YouCaring donation page has been set up here. Please help if you can, and share the story about this sweet little ginger boy. His family and TCPP thank you in advance for any help.

To follow Lt. Dan, as well as other cats and dogs being helped by TCPP, they have a Facebook page with new cases added daily.