Cat to Lose Fifth Leg; Bum Leg Has to Go, Too

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Cats may have nine lives, but one unique feline has five legs — for now.

The cat, named Babygirl, will undergo surgery to remove the extra leg and another crippled leg, though the operation has not yet been scheduled.

The surgery is expected to leave the cat with three legs, and improve her quality of life, according to the Washington Area Humane Society, where the cat will live until a home can be found for her.

Chrystin Rice, a kennel associate, said a woman brought Babygirl to the shelter on Jan. 19. The woman had first seen the stray animal as a kitten about a year ago in Canonsburg, south of Pittsburgh.

Babygirl appears to be in good health, Rice said Saturday.

"It's actually a really, really nice cat," she said.

Rice said some people have expressed an interest in the cat, but no one has applied to adopt her.

"We've had a few calls come in, but everyone's just kind of asking how's she doing, when's the surgery," Rice said.