Community ‘steps up to the plate’ for kitten found at ballpark

Moose recuperating after surgery (BluePearl Veterinary Partners photo)

Moose recuperating after surgery (BluePearl Veterinary Partners photo)

KANSAS CITY  –  Moose, a 5-month-old kitten found wandering around Kauffman Stadium, picked a good night to catch a ballgame.

Thanks to the help of volunteers, including doctors at BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, the kitten is recuperating from surgery on his left front leg and will soon be getting a new home.

The kitten was spotted at the ballpark during last Tuesday’s Bark in the Park game.  The stray had lost all mobility in his left front leg, which had a large open sore filled with maggots. Despite the injury, he eluded attempts to be captured until he was scooped up by a security guard.

The kitten was brought by volunteers to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Lee’s Summitt, where Dr. Kara Forsee, a board-certified veterinary surgeon, amputated the injured leg at no cost.

“He’s doing quite well,” said Forsee. “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.”

Now Wayside  Waifs has stepped in to find the kitten, named Moose after Royals player Mike Moustakas, a new home. Several people have already expressed interest in adopting the energetic little cat.

“The KC community is so genuine and animal-loving,” said Casey Waugh, communications manager for Wayside Waifs. “With the great partnership between BluePearl and Wayside Waifs, we’re able to find Moose a forever home.”