Injured kitten found at The K receives “royal” treatment
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – An injured 5-month-old kitten found wandering around Kauffman Stadium picked a good night to catch a Royals game.Moose, named after Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, was spotted at the ballpark during last Tuesday’s game during Bark in the Park night.
The stray kitten had lost all mobility in his left front leg, which had a large open sore filled with maggots. Despite his injury, he eluded attempts to be captured until he was scooped up by a security guard.
Volunteers brought the kitten to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Lee’s Summit where a surgeon amputated his injured leg at no cost.
“He’s doing quite well,” Dr. Kara Forsee said. “Cats tend to do just fine with three limbs. It’s just nice to see so many people come together to help this little kitten.”
Moose is now is recuperating, and Wayside Waifs has stepped in to find the kitten a new home.
“The KC community is so genuine and animal-loving,” said Casey Waugh, communications manager for Wayside Waifs. “With the great partnership between Blue Pearl and Wayside Waifs, we’re able to find Moose a forever home.”
Several people have already expressed interest in adopting the energetic little cat.