We adopted a little kitty a couple of months ago. She has been an indoor/outdoor cat and spends time with at least 3 of my neighbors that I know of. Friday night one of them called and said she was hurt and on their porch. My hubby went to get her and called me to come and get them and take them to the emergency vets. $500 plus dollars later and we learned she had a broken left rear leg, a bad gash on her backside, but no other damage or brain damage. We picked her up new years eve and spent our evening holding her and giving her meds. Then to the regular vet today to learn that her break was so unusual that they wanted to refer her to a special clinic 90 minutes away. Estimate : several thousand. Option 2 was for our regular vet to try and use pins and wires and it would make the joint immobile for $950. We declined to euthanise her and are having her leg amputated tomorrow for $450. She is young, about 9 months old and vet feels that she will adapt well. Does anyone have experience with a handicapped cat? I am hopeful that she will adjust.