Cooper is only 5 weeks old but he has already experienced alot in his short life.
Cooper was brought to the Sanctuary last week by a family who found him, lying cold and unresponsive, in their chicken coop. The temperatures the night before had dropped to the 20’s and Cooper was dying of hypothermia. The family who called, did not want to take him to the vet, so Sandy told them to wrap him in warm blankets and bring him to the shelter immediately.
The image above shows Cooper as he was when he arrived. He was very close to death. Eyes closed, ice cold and unresponsive. But a very slow heart beat could be heard so Sandy and Nancy went to work!
They gave Cooper small amounts of warmed fluids under his skin to help bring his body temperature up to normal. They gave him karo syrup to bring his blood sugar up to normal, they held him and massaged him in warmed blankets. They kept this up for 2 hours.
And finally, Cooper opened his little eyes.
And here he is today. Happy and healthy!
Cooper is available for adoption through CVAS until Thursday 18th Oct. Then he will go to the Seattle area with our monthly kitty transport, where adoption opportunities are better. If you would like to come and meet Cooper, give us a call at: 509-684-1475 10:30am to 4pm