A six-week old kitten named “Muffin” who became paralyzed after getting a microchip procedure underwent corrective surgery at a Culver City animal hospital on Tuesday.
ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital confirmed Monday in an emailed statement that the orange kitten would be having surgery there with a board-certified veterinary neurologist.
Muffin’s ordeal began when he was rescued on Oct. 16 in Downey, according to the fundraising page organized by Laurence Slama.
His new owner took him for a required microchip. She later noticed that the kitten became lethargic after the procedure. His head was “dangling,” and he soon couldn’t move, according to a post on the page.
After the paralysis continued through the night, the woman took the kitten to a neurologist where to her horror she learned he had been paralyzed, the page stated. An x-ray showed that the microchip had apparently been placed into his spinal cord.
Over $6,000 had been raised for the kitten’s care as of Tuesday evening.