One Painful Paw

One of HubCats recently trapped Chelsea cats needed one of her deformed toes amputated. She had an awful ingrown claw. The ingrown toenail was the size and shape of a medium sized button. The Vet told us that she had to be in a lot of pain and should feel much better once the amputation heals. She fortunately was trapped by a volunteer and is now spayed, vaccinated, and should be adopted in the future, since she turned out to be friendly, like many of the stray cats in Chelsea. She also had kittens while living in the streets, but sadly since mom was so malnourished and underweight and the kittens were so riddled with fleas and ear-mites, unfortunately not all of them survived. We were able to trap the two surviving kittens, who are feral, and now being socialized and fostered at another volunteer’s home. She is just one example of the many problems cats can have living on their own in the streets. A lot of the time it is much worse than this case. She is one of the lucky ones to be rescued before it was too late for her and the rest of her kittens.