Tiny fluffy kitten Poppy was born unique, without an anus or female organs. But thanks to wonderful rescuers and many caring people, they raised the money necessary for life-saving surgeries. She and her equally adorable sister Lily went through a lot together. And in the end, the ending couldn’t be happier.
Poppy was a “very special little runt” among a litter called the Valentine’s Babies, who arrived from a shelter in February at the Baby Kitten Rescue in LA. She was born with Type II Atresia Ani or imperforate anus. In other words, she couldn’t poop normally and required life-saving and expensive anoplasty surgery. It was thousands of dollars, but the rescue knew she deserved to live a happy life.
With the surgery, the kitten could have a full, happy, healthy life. So they got ready to take her to a surgeon, hoping followers would help foot the huge bill. Which they happily did! The surgeon, Dr. Simon, had performed the rare surgery many times, while most had never seen it before. So, she was extremely lucky!
Born Without Female Organs
On surgery day, the veterinarian discovered that Poppy was also born without female organs. She’s a purrfect little medical anomaly and special in so many ways.
“Something that makes Poppy extra special🌼. When Poppy had surgery to correct her imperforate anus, she was also scheduled to be spayed. But when the surgeon went to remove her female organs, she found out that they were not there😱. Poppy has no uterus and no fallopian tubes. The surgeon found that she has 2 small clusters of blood vessels, which could either be underdeveloped ovaries or underdeveloped testes.”
“She’s a little medical anomaly, and she’s absolutely perfect💕” they explained. “Now that Poppy has received her anoplasty surgery, she is just a normal kitten! Once she fully heals, she will require no special care👏 Poppy is the sweetest, most confident, most social, and most affectionate girl🥰 She is so special in so many ways🌼💕🌈.”
Poppy Makes a Speedy Recovery with Lily By Her Side
A week after surgery, the kitten was doing great! The doctor said she was “healing better and faster than expected.” She was confident and fearless and continued to surpass expectations for her recovery as she grew.
“I’m seriously amazed at how easy-going and resilient Poppy has been through this whole process Even wearing an e-collar doesn’t hold her back!😆👏” her foster mom said.
Once they were ready, the sisters would find a home together. They were bonded so strongly that they would cry whenever separated.
A month later, the doctor said she was “perfect and is fully healed!” The bonded sisters’ new family was waiting for this news and took them home after waiting patiently.
“Lily & Poppy are inseparable and do everything together🥰 They are both so social, confident, and affectionate girls I’m so happy we were able to give them the care they needed to live their fullest, healthiest, happiest life!!😻🙏 Congrats Poppy & Lily!!🥳😻”