Back in July of 2014 we received a call from a woman who had a badly injured cat she found on her property and was hoping we would help her transport the cat to be euthanized. A volunteer drove out and picked up the cat, who was emaciated, had multiple injuries, and was near death. She was not even sure the poor girl would make the drive.
Upon examination it was discovered that she had a broken jaw and had not been able to eat or drink in several days…she was slowly starving to death and weighed less than 4 lbs. Our volunteers named her Hope, and over the course of several days she received fluids and a liquid diet. We had to get her weight up before she could go under anesthesia to wire her jaw.
She had also lost sight permanently in her left eye. We’ll never know if she fell, was hit by a car, or what happened to her. After she had gained two pounds, Hope had her surgery to correct her jaw, and continued healing and gaining weight.
Fast forward to January, and Hope is still with us. Physically she has healed and has regained the weight (plus a little extra), but emotionally and socially she still struggles. Hope is very timid and only comes out when it is very quiet in the evenings. She loves other cats and often snuggles with them during the day.
Our goal for Hope is to find her a quiet home where she can feel safe, loved, and cared for in hopes that someday she will come out of her shell and learn not to be afraid. She will need patience, understanding, and a family who understand shy and fearful cats. If you would like more information and to schedule a time to meet her please give us a call for an appointment. 509-684-1475