Teens Rescue Kitten from Mother's Womb

Two teens performed a Caesarean section on deceased pregnant cat.

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October 4, 2005
Monica Castonguay, 15, and Kim Quimpere, 13, of St. Quentin, Canada, performed a Caesarean section on a newly deceased pregnant cat they discovered while on a walk.

Although neither one had prior medical skills or studied biology, they decided to perform the surgery. Quimpere got a sweater, knife and cotton swabs from a neighboring house, and Castonguay made the incision.

Two of the four kittens were alive, so Castonguay cut their umbilical cords and wiped the mucus from their bodies. Quimpere wrapped them in the sweater, took them home and they tried in vain to reach a veterinarian.

One kitten died later and the other is now a part of Castonguays family. Neither Castonguay nor Quimpere were inspired to become doctors as a result of the experience.

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Susan    Norman, OK

4/2/2009 5:57:33 AM

What a great story! And so brave of them. I'm glad the kept a kitten.

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

3/17/2009 6:39:14 AM

Wow! Good job to Monica and Kim. Also, one very lucky kitty.

G    G, GA

3/6/2009 4:36:20 PM

That is so sweet!

Chrissy    hightstown, NJ

11/8/2006 1:31:49 PM

That is incredible. Such a unselfish act was made to try to save a dead mother cat's kittens. That is very sweet and great that at least one little baby kitten made it! Good work girls!

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