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He’s got balance, needs home

Sat., Feb. 25, 2006

Pogo wouldn’t have gotten a break if it hadn’t been for the generosity of Indian Trail Animal Clinic veterinarian Chad Pilgeram.

Pilgeram amputated the 1-year-old gray male cat’s deformed hind leg two weeks ago – at no charge to Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, where the cat was dropped off in early February. He also neutered the cat.

Now the friendly Pogo is walking well and is ready for adoption.

“He’s learning really nicely how to balance,” said SCRAPS spokeswoman Patricia Simonet.

The county shelter can’t typically afford such surgeries, Simonet said, explaining that it takes the bulk of its budget to perform its core missions of reuniting pets with owners, protecting people from dangerous animals and saving animals from dangerous people.

But Pogo now has a jump on a fresh start.

– Amy Cannata


 

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