St. Nick – A Gentle Soul in Need

This grand old fellow is St. Nick – a kind, sweet old soul who has defied all odds despite conditions many of us would not have survived.

st.nickWhen he was brought to us we had no idea of the many health problems this fellow had. It was thought by the woman who brought him in that he had been hit by a car because of his injured appearance. He was very dirty, very thin and had wounds around his face and also could not walk well. It was obvious that he had been on his own for quite a while due to his poor condition.

After a thorough evaluation from the veterinarian it was discovered that he had not been injured but was suffering from several health problems. It turns out that St. Nick is diabetic and he never received any treatment so he is now also in renal failure. In addition he has a large abscess on the right side of his head.

St. Nick loves the attention and closeness he gets from Becca as he recieves his fluids.

St. Nick loves the attention and closeness he gets from Becca as he receives his fluids.

This old man (he is a senior) is quite the fighter and wants his share of human loving and attention. He loves his soft bed, clean litter box and good food. He even loves the attention he gets from Becca when she gives him fluids – he loves the closeness.

On January 29th he went back to the veterinarian to have the abscess on his head opened and drained. The veterinarian did not want to put him under anesthesia so the procedure was done without it and he did just fine, as Becca put it, “he’s a tough old bird”. Upon his return to the Sanctuary he ate a whole plate of food and took a long nap. He now has drains in place to keep the abscess open while it heals – yes he looks a bit funny but he seems to feel better.

The rubber tubing keeps the wound on St. Nick's head open so it can drain and will heal properly.

The rubber tubing keeps the wound on St. Nick’s head open so it can drain and will heal properly.

Our goal for St. Nick is to hopefully find an experienced foster home. Someone who is experienced at giving insulin shots and giving fluids, or someone who is willing to learn. Someone who cares
enough to let him experience a home and love. We know this may not happen, we are just hoping.

CVAS has helped hundreds of cats and dogs, in 2014 alone we took in 591 cats & 123 dogs. Because of supporters who donate money and supplies and volunteers who donate their time and do the work, so many cats and dogs are saved who might otherwise have died a tragic, lonely death and this they do not deserve. Without this powerful team there would be no rescue organization.

Please give us a call if you’d like to help St. Nick: 509-684-1475

Pat Lowe
Donation Coordinator


About colvillevalleyanimalsanctuary

The Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abandoned, neglected, and otherwise homeless companion animals. We provide both crisis and long-term sheltering, medical care, fostering, and adoption services - all with the goal of placing our animals permanently in safe and loving homes. We spay and neuter all of the animals in our care and actively promote, through financial donations and community support, the effort to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Stevens County. By example and through education, we promote and advance the values of responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.
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5 Responses to St. Nick – A Gentle Soul in Need

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ❤ xoxo

  2. dodgysurfer says:

    Nice story. Keep up the good work, and speedy recovery for Nick, he is clearly in great, caring hands and lucky to have ended up there.

  3. Thank you, we do all that we can, we appreciate the comment 🙂

  4. amanda says:

    Awe looks lile my kitty dexter that went missing in november! Hope this guy is doing great!

  5. amanda says:

    But dexter was only a year.

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