My first few days at the CASPCA were dramatic. I came to the shelter gasping for breath and in a lot of pain. After being examined, the staff made the decision for me to go into surgery immediately.
Director of Veterinary Services Dr. Kristen Scheller discovered that I had a life-threatening diaphragmatic hernia, and that the right side of my uterus was pushing upwards into my body, making it difficult for me to breathe. If the clinic had not been able to act immediately, I would have suffocated to death. My uterus was removed, and for the next few days clinic staff closely monitored me as I recovered.
Within a couple of weeks, I was cleared for adoption! I’m so appreciative for my second chance at life, and it shows. I love to watch birds out the window as I sit in my favorite cubby spot at the shelter. Even though I’m shy at first, I especially love to rub against people and to be brushed.
I’m still looking for my forever home, but I’ve come this far and know that my new family has to be right around the corner.
“She just needs somebody to love her, and she’ll give plenty of love back.“
⎯Cathy Murray, Experienced Cat Socializer
This holiday season, please think of the thousands of animals we have saved and the thousands more we have yet to save.