Meet Piko – our newest Orphan Kitten Club #Mightycat! Piko was surrendered to Lawrence Humane when he was approximately 5-6 weeks old, underweight and with a belly full of worms. After receiving his first dose of medication, he was sent to foster care so he would have a safe place to gain some weight before he could be made available for adoption. Once on medication, Piko got healthy and strong, gained necessary weight, beat the worms, and showed off his fun, playful personality. At two months old and just over two pounds, Piko was ready to be neutered and came back to Lawrence Humane for his surgery. However – while sedating him, the medical team felt something amiss with his sternum so they took some radiographs of his chest. It was discovered Piko had pectus excavatum – a congenital chest wall deformity that causes a depression of the sternum, lessening his life expectancy. Staff proceeded with his neuter surgery and got his vaccines updated, but the pectus excavatum needed to be addressed before moving forward with adoption.