Harvey is a kitten who is born without bones in his front legs. Yet, the little guy has learned to walk on his elbows and acts like he doesn’t know any better!
The four-month old kitten was rescued after being found for sale online by his owner. A woman who felt sorry for him took him home, but realized that he needed treatment. Cats Protection took Harvey in and found him a home with ‘foster carer’ Liz McCulloch.
Harvey has a medical condition called ‘radial agenesis’. An X-ray revealed that Harvey’s ulna and radius bones, which connect the upper half or his front legs to his paws, are missing. Luckily, Harvey is now waiting for an operation to replace the bones with metal pins, thanks to the effort of animal charity Cats Protection — Cats Protection has raised more than £3,000 in only three days so Harvey can have the life-changing operation when he is six months old. The operation will help Harvey to hopefully stand up and walk again and avoid spinal injury for when he grows bigger. Harvey however behaves like nothing is wrong!