June 3rd, 2005, 10:30 AM
:fingerscr I received a call from a lady yesterday evening (June 2nd) who had found a very small kitten under her porch. The kitten's little face was a mess; it had either been kicked in the face or something got at it. We rushed it to the Perdriolle Vet Clinic in Ile Perrot just before closing and this morning I received the following information from the vet: The little guy is older than he looks (teeth show around 2.5 months - but he is the size of a 5-week old kitten), he is full of worms (will be dewormed), he is full of beans but needs force-feeding as his nose is all stuffed up and he can't smell his food. He can chew and swallow and seems to have a lot of life in him. Other than having a strange appearance around the mouth area, he should be able to grow up normally once he is over this hump. Problem is he will need antibiotics twice a day and force-feeding until his URI clears up. I am personally in the process of moving right now and all of my volunteers are full up with the cats that were left at the shelter when it closed on June 1st. Can someone take him today or tomorrow and continue his treatment? He really is a cute little fellow and deserves a chance.
June 3rd, 2005, 12:54 PM
That is so sad! I wish I was closer to you all to help out! Please keep us posted on this poor baby! :sad:
June 3rd, 2005, 11:01 PM
Elliot is home now. His bottom lip is missing and what's left comes off too much from the gum. It doesn't look that bad though because there are only scabs and no open sores. He also has a few little cuts on his ear. His eyes are swollen and leaky and pretty freaky looking.
He is THE most affectionate little guy and he has been crawling all over me, nuzzling my hair and my neck. He purrs up a storm and is hungry as a hippo, whom he kind of resembles as he is a solid grey.
I'll take some pics tomorrow. I am in love. He has been sleeping in a ball on my lap for the past hour, kneading his little paws.
Lisa (and Elliot)
June 3rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
YAY Lisa!! You rock for saving ANOTHER life!!! :thumbs up
June 5th, 2005, 12:09 AM
:angel: Thanks again, Lisa, for saving the little guy. How is he doing today? Any pix yet?
June 7th, 2005, 07:32 PM
Okay, the little guy was renamed Willard almost immediately because the BF didn't like the name Elliot.
Willard is one of the most affectionate cats that I have ever met. He has both of us completely under his spell. We have a wonderful bed for him and a stuffed camel to keep him company. He is still isolated because of the rhino. He is sitting on my lap right now because his other favourite passtime is snuggling. Every night he falls asleep in my arms after running up and down my chest between my shoulder and my lap.
Healthwise, I think that he is improving. His lower gums still bleed even when I gently wipe them to remove the food that has accumulated in the "cut" where his bottom lip is pulled off from the gums. He eats like a little piggy and there are no more worms in his poo. His eyes are clearing up too.
He is going to see my vet tomorrow because my vet is an awesome surgeon. I think that eventually maybe Willard's lip could be stitched to the gum and pulled up (stretched) to provide more coverage. It's amazing how much a kitten needs a bottom lip to hold in food. Willard is a messy eater with the food falling out of his mouth all time but he is determined and has adapted well. Already he is learning how to use his tongue to "lap" up the food straight from the bowl instead of having me feed him with a spoon.
I'll keep everyone posted.
I wish so much he could talk and tell me what happened.
We love him so much.
June 7th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Do you have any updates about the white kitten you found? (I forget his name!)
June 7th, 2005, 09:21 PM
As a matter of fact, I was just thinking of posting an update and I will in the Norton thread.
June 7th, 2005, 10:27 PM
I got another call for a kitten in trouble. This little guy had been shot and the lady who found him nursed him back to health but her husband wouldn't let her keep him. Husband was out of town for 5 days and said if she didn't get rid of the little love, he would do so when he got back. He also said that she should have let the little fellow die (hope his plan crashes and he's the only one on it).
One of my volunteers met the lady in Valleyfield and took the kitty to our vet in Ile Perrot. He has a pretty good bill of health (following deworming) and his wound is healing up nicely.
Here is a picture (you can see the wound on his tummy).
June 7th, 2005, 10:36 PM
The little guy looks healthy now and since he is adorable and not really special-needs any more, I am sure that he will find a great home. Too bad the woman's husband is so obtuse.
June 9th, 2005, 02:12 PM
I can not believe this man will not let his wife keep this poor baby after all she did to save this little guy! I sure hope he finds his forever home soon! :) That is why I got to keep Meater. I nursed him so long with the Parvo that Justin could not dare tell me to give hiim up. He knew how much I cared for him! :D
June 21st, 2005, 12:16 AM
I can't believe a woman would willing stay married to a man like that. Isn't it a proven fact that men who are cruel to animals end up being cruel to children?