Manic Monday - Help!
We are in desperate need of some cat blogosphere help! Long story short, we have a kitten that actually survived riding under the hood of a car for 3 hours that needs help!
Our neighbors showed up Sat. night around 8 with a kitten that traveled 3 hours under the hood of their car (they picked it up at a coffee shop - long story). They did NOT want to have any thing to do with the kitten and dumped it off on mommy to take care of. She rushed it to the emergency VET Sat night and the doctors found out that this cat is very lucky. It has minor pelvic fractures and severely damaged ligiments in its tail.
The cat has so far tested negative for FLV and FIV. The cat should make a full recovery with 4-6 weeks of crate rest and care. So far it does not appear surgery will be necessary.
The kitten is guessed at no more than 10 months old and weighs in at 3lbs. Mommy and daddy discussed with our VET at length about us keeping the kitten and there is no way we can keep it permenantely without risking my health and the kitten's health.
Mommy and daddy are keeping the kitten upstairs in a large dog crate behind closed doors and away from me and are treating with with pain meds every 8 hours.
So, we have 4-6 weeks to find this kitten a good loving home, INDOOR ONLY PLEASE. This kitten is a purring little motor and makes biscuits and is as sweet as can be for being in as much pain as it has to be in. We have a VET appnt. to find out more about his situation tomorrow. BTW he is an non-neutered male.
Judging from his reactions at the emergency VET, this kitten has no fear of dogs or other cats and should be fine in a home with other pets.
We need to find this little lovey guy a home. We live in Cincinnati, OH. Please help, after all this little guy has been through, he deserves a chance!!
Purrs and prayers are also appreciated.
PS Our friend Ruis made a good point and we want to let you all know that mommy and daddy will make sure the little guy has his hoo-haa-ectomey before he goes to his new home. The vet wants to wait for him to heal up a bit and also gain some weight before the surgery.