UPDATE, 5/8/13: Peggy's surgery lasted 40 minutes and the surgeon had to amputate at her wrist, according to the Clay County Humane Society. She is already up and meowing. After two to three weeks of recovery, she will be adopted to a permanent home. Clay Humane said she will be able to acclimate very quickly and have a normal happy life.
UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, the clinic tells FCN that they have reached their fundraising goal. According to Clair, the clinic coordinator at the Clay Humane Society, FCN's reports were able to help raise $1,700 for Peggy's surgery.
The goal was between $1,000 and $1,200. According to Clair, $800 in donations came from online and another $400 came from people who walked into the clinic to donate in person Tuesday morning.
According to Clair, Peggy's surgery will hopefully be on Wednesday and many people are interested in adopting the kitten. The extra money raised for the will go towards helping other animals.
UPDATE, 5/6/14: Since Peggy was featured on First Coast News on Monday, the Clay County Humane Society has raised more than $1,700 toward her care.
According to the clinic coordinator, Clair, the goal was $1,000 to $1,200 and they will have enough to cover Peggy's surgery. Of the donations, $800 came from online donations and $400 were walk-in donations.
Clair said Peggy's surgery is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday. Countless people have offered to adopt Peggy. The extra money raised for the will go towards helping other animals.
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The Clay County Humane Society is looking to lend a helping paw to a kitten who is missing one.
Peggy, the name she was given by the staff, came in without a paw, according to Point Taken Communications. Veterinarians are uncertain how Peggy was injured.
"It is lucky the tiny kitten made her way to our low-cost veterinary clinic as quickly as she did," said Dr. Christian Broadhurst, Clay Humane senior staff veterinarian. "The spread of infection in the open wound would have certainly cost little Peggy her life."
Now, Clay Humane is trying to raise funds for the kitten's care. Anyone who is interested in donating to help can visit Clay Humane's websiteor call (904) 276-7729.
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