Kitty survives fall from Adams Street house; needs new home

Jeanette Origel, Special to the Reporter
Aug. 6, 2014

“Adams” is a four-month old kitten who fractured a leg after a fall from an Adams Street three-decker. 	Photo courtesy MSPCA-Angell“Adams” is a four-month old kitten who fractured a leg after a fall from an Adams Street three-decker. Photo courtesy MSPCA-Angell

A four-month old kitten that fell from the third- floor porch of an Adams Street three-decker last month underwent surgery last week at MSPCA-Angell in Boston. The staff at the hospital have named the kitten “Adams,” after the street where she was found on July 21.

As a result of the fall, Adams fractured her right rear leg. A neighbor saw the kitten fall from the third floor and made repeated attempts to make contact with the occupants to no avail. Unable to care for the kitten and afraid she would not get the proper care, the good Samaritan rushed her to the MSPCA-Angell hospital in Jamaica Plain.

“We don’t know for sure if Adams was an owned cat,” said Alyssa Krieger, adoption center manager in a statement last week, adding that the kitten’s friendly and playful manner indicated she probably was someone’s pet. “But no one has stepped forward to take responsibility for her care, so we are going to repair her leg and then find a deserving home for her.”

Krieger said that Adams underwent “routine” surgery and is expected to mmake a full recovery. The Femoral Head Ostectomy procedure involves removing the damaged “ball” end of the leg bone and refashioning what remains so that it fits back into the socket. Her surgery was paid for through Spike’s Fund, which helps the MSPCA’s Boston adoption center provide emergency medical treatment for homeless animals in need.
Now, days after the surgery, she is said to be doing great. She is eating, drinking and doing all the normal kitty stuff, said Krieger.

“I think she was taken from mom too early. I bet she would absolutely love to live with another cat in her new home,” said Krieger.

The MSPCA-Angell’s three state-wide animal care and adoption centers take in, and place into new homes, thousands of homeless dogs, cats and other animals every year. Adams represents just one of the many animals who arrive every day.

Readers can contribute directly toward the care of these animals by visiting Krieger says Adams should be ready to go up on adoption sometime this week and will likely need several weeks of “cage rest” to ensure she heals completely.
Prospective adopters can contact if they are interested in Adams.