US family gets legless kitten for 2-year-old amputee girl

US family gets kitten that lost left front leg for 2-year-old cancer survivor daughter

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

In this photo provided by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, Scarlette Tipton, center, a 2-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm, her brother Cayden, 3, and mother Simone pose with a kitten who also suffered an amputation.

A 2-year-old cancer survivor with an amputated arm is getting a special gift: A kitten that also suffered an amputation.

Matt and Simone Tipton, of Orange County, had been searching for a kitten for their daughter Scarlette, who was born with a rare form of cancer. Scarlette's left arm had to be amputated when she was 10 months old.

Doctors say she's now cancer free.

Scarlette's parents wanted to find a kitten that had undergone an amputation surgery to help in their daughter's ongoing recovery. That's when they heard about Holly, a kitten two women found bleeding from a traumatic injury in December.

The kitten's left front leg was amputated.

The family drove to the San Jacinto animal shelter to adopt the cat named Holly on Christmas Eve.