Cluck the 1-month-old kitten will no longer be the butt of anyone’s jokes.
The rescue cat was born with an Imperforate Anus, a birth defect which caused her to come into this world sans butthole. As we know, everyone poops, so everyone needs an anus.
In hopes of helping the innocent baby cat, Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, the rescue caring for Cluck, created a fundraising page to crowdsource the $10,000 it would take to pay for a new anus and the operation that goes with it.
Thanks to countless cat lovers out in the world, the rescue was able to raise the money and schedule Cluck for surgery. After waiting for the kitten to grow a little bit stronger, doctors put her under the knife for a complicated operation, which, in the end, resulted in a new anus for the little angel.
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Now that the pussycat has all her parts, it’s a question of whether they all work.
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“They did have to do a little more extensive work than just ‘make a hole’ as they had to bring down her large intestines and connect the sphincter. The question as to if either are working muscularly or neurologically is still unanswered,” Kitty Bungalow explained on its Crowdrise page. “And just because they aren’t working at first doesn’t mean they won’t work in the future. She is very young and those muscles and connections can still be made.”
Rescue worker Shawn Simons said in a statement that there has been some successful pooping on Cluck’s part post-surgery, but not enough for the rescue to determine the kitten’s long-term needs.
Regardless, this kitty got her holiday wish.