Gidget was found lying on the side of a road in Westmoreland County. When found, she was paralyzed. Upon examination by Dr. Danielle Vought, from Vought Veterinary Services in Derry, PA, it was determined that she had been shot twice with the bullets still lodged in her—one in her spine and one in her armpit.
We consulted with surgeons at PVSEC (Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center) and it was felt that surgery would do more harm than good as one of the bullets is keeping her spine in place.
Because of these issues, she is unable to urinate by herself and needs to be expressed several times daily. But, she is a happy kitten who likes to scoot around the floor and play. At 1-1/2 years old she still has a good quality of life despite her paralysis.