Second Save of Christmas: Jules

During the month of December, we’re sharing 12 stories about animals saved by the CASPCA this year. These stories exemplify our commitment to maintaining the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA as a No Kill community, and they have a happy ending because of the tireless efforts of our staff and the generosity of supporters like you. 


2. Jules

 One day his foster noticed that Jules had swelling in his scrotal area. She examined the swelling, and when she touched the area, the swelling burst. Jules was taken the CASPCA for an exam. He had an abscess that required immediate attention. His wound was treated, and he was sent home to heal.

And Jules did heal, but because he is a very special kitten, he did not heal in an expected way! When he healed, the opening sealed shut, so there was no way for urine to exit his body. Except Jules won’t let anything stop him, so a new hole formed nearby and he was able to release urine through it. But Jules was not comfortable and was unable to urinate appropriately, so a specialized surgery called perineal urethrostomy was performed by the CASPCA’s veterinarians to correct the abnormal draining tract.

Leading up to his surgery, Jules stayed under observation in the CASPCA clinic. His foster came and visited him every day. And on the day of his surgery, his foster waited anxiously in the lobby of the CASPCA. When his foster was told that the surgery went well and Jules was waking up from anesthesia, she couldn’t have been happier. Jules went home with his foster and recovered nicely. Soon he was ready to be adopted. 

His foster brought him to the shelter, and then walked away hoping he would find his home quickly. Except Jules is a very special kitty, so he had already found his home. That night his foster realized that she couldn’t stand not having that spunky kitten in the house. At 8 am the next morning, she was waiting outside the shelter to adopt Jules.

Now Jules is almost four months old and rules the roost. He’s full of energy, and at no point has he ever let his medical issues slow him down. Jules lives with four dogs and four cats. His best friend is a grumpy cat named “Turd.” His fosters are so happy to have their “Six Toed Unicorn” in their lives and are grateful the CASPCA was able to save his life!




This holiday season, please think of the thousands of animals we have saved 

and the thousands more we have yet to save.