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Kitten born without bones in front legs is to have operation thanks to charity

Posted by: Samantha Bartlett  Date: 25/01/2013   Category: Latest News

A kitten who was born without bones in his front two limbs is set to undergo an operation, thanks to an animal charity, according to huffingtonpost.com.

The Glasgow branch of pet charity organisation Cat’s Protection is set to replace Harvey the kitten’s missing bones with metal pins, after he was handed into the branch.

A friend of the charity spotted an advert for Harvey on Gumtree, which said he had two broken legs. However when she responded to it, she realised the cat actually had no bones in his front two limbs, so decided to hand him in to the charity.

The organisation has raised more than £3,000 in three days so that Harvey can undergo the operation. He may find it harder to do normal tasks like walk or lay in cat beds currently – but a co-ordinator for the charity, Lorraine Currie, said that once Harvey has had the operation, his future looks “bright”.

Gumtree allows sellers to post adverts for items or services for free. A spokesperson for the site told dailymail.co.uk: “We have a very strict policy regarding the sale of sick or injured animals on the website.

“We apologise that someone was able to post an advert for Harvey despite him having medical problems and we will do our best to make sure similar incidents do not occur in the future.”