Partially paralyzed kitten found in Shelby County storm drain now on road to recovery

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

CHELSEA, Ala. (WIAT) — A mailman in Shelby County saved the day. About two weeks ago he found a small kitten in a Chelsea storm drain. He brought the kitten into the nearby Chelsea General Store, and it has been a “kitty recovery center” ever since. 

Anna Masters, owner of the General Store, told CBS 42 that the kitten, whose name is now, aptly, Chance, was found with his mouth open, clinging to life. He was dehydrated and nothing but skin and bones.

Veterinarians came in to examine the little guy, and they also found that he can’t use his legs. 

“Oh I think that he’ll be fine,” Masters said. There are people and other veterinarians who are willing to help and want to get Chance’s spine working properly. 

The Chelsea General Store is accepting donations on GoFundMe. Chance may be adoptable–if the mailman doesn’t claim him first. 

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