A kitten with massive bear paws and fearless nature is so joyful to run round freely for the primary time.

Indy the kitten with massive bear pawsFriends for Life Rescue Network

Late final month, a polydactyl kitten with curled ears and a bobtail was introduced into Friends for Life Rescue Network, an animal rescue in Los Angeles. She was 4 weeks outdated and got here with a particularly bent ankle.

“She was born with the bent front leg. Polydactyl cats’ paws are too big in utero and can result in the arm being bent at an abnormal angle when there isn’t enough room,” Jacqueline DeAmor, founding father of Friends for Life Rescue Network, informed Love Meow.

“In her case, she came from a bigger litter so there wasn’t enough room to accommodate her paw size. This caused the tendons to be stuck over constricted.”

She was born with a bent entrance legFriends for Life Rescue Network

The kitten whom they named Indira (Indy), was strolling on her forearm with restricted mobility. Fortunately, she was very younger and her situation could possibly be considerably improved by means of bodily remedy.

“Usually this can be corrected with massaging and stretching as a newborn for the first few weeks of life if noticed early. Four weeks was prime age to splint and correct the leg before her bones calcified and before the tendons became too short to be stretched,” Jacqueline shared with Love Meow.

kitten extra toes

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After only one week of leg wraps, Indy was in a position to land on her 4 paws and started to stroll much more steadily. As she constructed sufficient energy, she become a ball of vitality with lots of sass.

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Indy adores individuals and loves being catered to. Adam and Margaux, foster liaisons of the rescue, syringe-fed the kitten throughout the day and have been utterly enamored with the little tabby.

kitten in arms


“Every time I sat down to feed her, Indy would jump right into my lap and wait for food. It melted my heart,” the couple shared with Love Meow.

cuddly kitten

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“I was also very impressed at how much she adapted to having her leg wrapped — it didn’t slow her down at all! And her leg straightened out so quickly that she only needed wraps for a week.”

Watch Indy and her journey on this cute video:

Kitten with massive bear paws


“Now, she gets 10 minutes of leg massaging and stretching after each meal,” Adam and Margaux informed Love Meow.

lap kitten extra toes

Friends for Life Rescue Network

At nearly seven weeks outdated, Indy can get up utterly on her paws and run round similar to another kitten.

“Now that she’s gotten so steady on her feet, you can really see her playful side coming out. She loves to jump around, chase things, and wrestle with toys. Once she’s good and tired, she comes right up for cuddles.”

polydactyl kitten, extra toes, curled ears

Those massive mittensFriends for Life Rescue Network

Indy enjoys scampering round at full pace whereas making an attempt to pounce on all of the resident cats, who’re a lot bigger in dimension. When she is able to take a break and recharge, she likes to place herself to mattress.

“She goes here every time she feels tired,” Jacqueline shared with Love Meow.

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This is her favourite cat mattress for napsFriends for Life Rescue Network

If she finds a tender blanket, she is going to go to city and make (knead) the sweetest biscuits whereas purring up a storm.

polydactyl kitten, curled ears

Showing off her additional toesFriends for Life Rescue Network

Indy is so thrilled to have the ability to run round and not using a care on the earth. She is courageous, playful and adventurous, and enjoys each little factor in life.

kitten curled ears


Share this story with your folks. Follow updates on Indy and Friends for Life Rescue Network on Facebook and Instagram @fflrescuenetwork. Follow Adam and Margaux’s fosters on Instagram @keystonekitties.

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