Tarry for the Nonce

August 12, 2005

A True “C”-Section

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:15 pm

Veterinarians in the making:

Two teenagers performed a caesarean section on a dead cat they found along a New Brunswick road, saving two of four kittens.

Monica Castonguay, 15, and Kim Quimpère, 13, said they found the animal on July 31 while they were on their way for a walk in the woods near St. Quentin, a town in northwestern New Brunswick . . .

They decided Monica would do the surgery. She told the newspaper she wasn’t sure where to cut, but made an incision into the mother cat’s belly and could see the kittens.

She pulled them out and found that two of four kittens were still alive, so she cut their umbilical cords and wiped the mucus from their noses.

Kim bundled the kittens carefully in the sweater, then the teens raced home with them.



  1. Don’t let the AVMA know about this… Imagine that, people with little or no experience doing surgery on an animal without a license… what is the world coming to. 😉

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 12, 2005 @ 3:57 pm

  2. I love cats!

    Comment by Alistair A. — August 13, 2005 @ 10:16 pm

  3. Cats…are evil. I knew there was something I didn’t like about you Alistair, but I couldn’t put my finger on it… :o]

    Comment by Andrew P. — August 15, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

  4. Did I say love? I meant loath, of course. =)

    Come on, cats aren’t ‘bad’ per-say. I mean, would you rather like cats or…alligators?

    Comment by Alistair A. — August 16, 2005 @ 5:51 pm

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