Reno, NV - Athena is an adorable two-month-old orphaned kitten who had a rough go of it on the streets.
Dr. Jackson, an NHS Veterinarian, discovered that she had a fractured leg. X-rays taken to repair her leg revealed that she had ingested aluminum foil which also had to be surgically removed.
Athena, named by Dr. Jackson, is doing well in the comfort of Dr. Jackson’s home where she is being fostered. In Greek mythology, Athena is the goddess of strength.
“I think Athena fits her well as she is a strong-willed kitten with a great survivor instinct,” said Dr. Jackson. “She is doing well and doesn't even seem to know that her leg is broken and that she shouldn't be trying to run on it.”
She should be ready for adoption in three to four weeks.
Nevada Humane Society is currently seeking donations toward
“We are seeing an increase in the number of injured animals arriving at Nevada Humane Society,” said Bonney Brown, Executive Director. “The cost of treating them puts a tremendous strain on our resources. The cost of Athena’s care exceeds $1,000 and we are hoping that animal lovers will help out by making a donation to NHS for her.”