A stray cat, with six legs, abandoned on the streets of Edmonton, Canada has been rescued and plans are afoot to amputate the two extra legs which are non-functioning and attached to his chest. Pauly also has hip dysplasia (the ball and socket hip joint is defective). And he has an extra kidney. Poor guy. He is in good hands now, though.
The Little Lost Cats rescue society have started a fundraising appeal to pay for the extensive surgery.
For a cat to have six legs is very rare. Dr Mahmoud from Oxford Animal Hospital said:
“Most likely there were two kittens (in utero) and this cat absorbed the extra.”
After the surgery Pauly will be fostered and then found a permanent home. He’ll need a quiet environment said Virginia Marando of Little Cats Lost.
Although Pauly is a bit lost and anxious, at present, he is friendly and responds well to being petted. He is about seven-years-of-age. He has been carrying these extra legs for a long time. I should think he’ll be very relieved to be without them and have his hip fixed. At the moment his walking looks a bit clumsy. You can see the hind leg hip dysplasia in the photo above as well as the extra legs.
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