Say hello to Little Roo Russ!
Little Roo was born without elbows, but that doesn’t slow down this special little kitten. She walks like a little kangaroo and has a meow will melt your heart.
“Roo and two siblings came into the shelter last week. She was considerably smaller than her siblings and the staff at the shelter noticed she was walking weird. They called me because I am the foster that takes all the special needs, neonates and critical care kittens,” Marnie Russ told Love Meow. She decided to take Roo to NoVA Cat Clinic in Arlington, VA. where they specialise in neonatal issues. They X-rayed Roo and discovered that she was born without elbow joints. Now they knew what they were dealing with, they were able to come up with a diet plan that would help her rebuild her muscle.
“She is starting to run a bit; albeit very awkwardly. She is gaining weight steadily and we will be working with NoVa Cat Clinic to develop physical therapy treatments to help her as she grows.”
“She and my little dog Skeeter have become fast friends.”
“Right now we are focusing on getting her weight up. She is very frail and weak. She does walk around the house a bit but her favourite place to be is in a lap.”
Roo has stolen everyone’s heart including Marnie, her foster mother who simply can’t part with her.
“I knew the minute Roo started cruising around the floor at NOVA Cat Clinic that she was extra special…. And it wasn’t her disability, It was her sweetness and the fact that she was just so un-phased by it all.”