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Oreo Update: Skin Graft Deemed A Success

Jun 08, 2017 07:22AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Oreo is wheeled into surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center for a wound check-up (credit MSPCA-Angell).

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the MSPCA-Nevins.)

We have an update about Oreo, the cat surrendered to the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen after she was critically injured in a run-in with a car in Lawrence, Mass. in May.

HERE is a link to the first part of Oreo's story, if you missed it.

Dr. Mike Pavletic of the MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center surgery team—who is famous for re-attaching the skin of a cat whose face was torn away by a fan belt, as well as successfully re-allocating muscle tissue to help a crippled dog walk again pain-free—performed a delicate skin graft today, removing a large section of skin from Oreo’s side and attaching it to her right hind leg (which had been stripped of all of its skin during the accident).  Dr. Pavletic pronounced the procedure a success and said that the skin on Oreo’s side will start to grow back within weeks.   

Oreo will spend the next couple of weeks recuperating in the hospital and then it will be time to place her for adoption.  Interested adopters can email [email protected] with questions.  Readers who would like to contribute toward the cost of Oreo’s medical bills, which have topped $4,500, can do so by clicking

The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization.

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