Helping A Wounded Cat Heal
At the end of May, we received an urgent request from a young lady who was trying desperately to save a cat that had been caring for for over year. No owner had come forward and she had been gaining its trust. For about four weeks, she didn't see Pretty Boy coming by and then one day he returned with a gaping wound to his neck.
She rushed him to the Suncoast Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center where he was treated. Shortly after that, he became lethargic with a respritatory illness. After a visit to the Animal ER of University Park (of course this happened on the weekend), he received further treatment.
His owner provided him with round-the-close support and nebulizer treatments until he was strong enough to manage on his own.
It was touch and go for a while as his heart rate was extremely low as well. After a few days, Pretty Boy started to bounce back. Today he is doing great. He is completely healed and living a wonderful life (indoors). Lost Pet Services also paid to have him neutered, vaccinated and microchipped after his other issues were resolved.
His owner says, "He and I are beyond grateful for the heartfelt help and resources that Lost Pets Services so graciously provided a complete stranger and a beat up cat no one else wanted."
Funding for this was made possible through our Medical Assistance Program for emergency, trauma and surgical cases from the grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County through their Animal Welfare Grant Program thanks to the Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund I and Robert Parker Fund..