Can you see why we picked the name Lacee? This is a shoe lace, doubled and tied in a double knot. We discovered it was not embedded, thank goodness. As I was holding her, hubby was massaging her neck. It was very tight, and we really thought it was embedded. She is very clingy, and moves her head a lot, so every time we thought we could get a hold of it she would move. Hubby started working it, and we spent about 20 minutes just massaging her neck until it became loose enough to create a gap just big enough to cut it off with scissors. Awwww, she seemed so relieved once this was off and started giving little kitten kisses.
My mind plays all sorts of scenarios on why someone would tie a shoestring around a kittens neck. We are now estimating, she has been around in my shelter since she was between 8-10 weeks old.
We have had many reports here on the local news over the last couple of months of dogs and cats being found hung in trees at our local parks and peoples yards. It was reported that some kittens were hung by shoe laces. I don't know if this was the case with her, who did this, why they did this, but I am thankful she found her way to my shelter, and I caught her in time. It wasn't easy, that is for sure.
The minute hubby cut this off her neck, he decided her name should be Lacee. I like it. She is a lucky little Lacee.
She is doing so well. We moved her cage in the house, and she has made herself at home. She wants to be held all the time, and seems very needy. I think she is making up for all the attention she missed out on.
She still drags her legs before standing, but manages fine. She is much smaller then my pictures show. Her fur is still kitten fur, and nails are still those clear little kitten nails. When she has her spay done, we will have the vet check her legs. She is a cute little thing, isn't she.