A call from a concerned citizen alerted us to a cat he’d seen sitting in the rain on the side of I-4 for several days. When our rescue team arrived, they found an elderly, and very frightened cat – soaked to the bone, sitting in trash, and desperately clinging to a grate. His nails were torn off and his paws were bloody with abrasions. Vincent had been dumped on an interstate to die just because he was old and no longer wanted. We saved his life.
Meet Tootsie, she was brought to us along with her 5 siblings. All of these sweet kittens had severe upper respiratory problems, eye issues, ringworm and fleas. Her finders immediately brought her along with her liter-mates to us because they knew that we would do whatever it took to take care of them. Tootsie and her siblings received medical treatment, compassion and care that they DESERVE.
Meet Gertie, she was brought to us in a lot of pain – severely matted and overweight. We almost couldn’t believe the scale… Gertie weighed a massive 30 lbs. We immediately removed 1 lb of hair off of the top of Gertie’s body as it was causing her severe distress. We then began the grooming process. Gertie was covered head to toe in matted hair entrenched in fecal matter and urine. The mats of hair were weighing her down and causing her a great deal of discomfort. There was a total of a whopping 3 lbs of hair shaved off of Gertie’s body. Gertie received a thorough shampoo treatment and LOTS of tender loving care from our staff. As you can see, Gertie is feeling much better now.
On a hot, humid summer afternoon this four-week-old baby was thrown from a car window onto a busy road just blocks away from our shelter. Luckily, he was not hit by a car and concerned passerby were able to stop traffic and scoop him up before more harm was done. It is incredible that his injuries – a bloody nose, bloodied paw pads, and broken whiskers – were not more serious. After four weeks to grown and heal with a loving foster family, Columbo found his forever home.