A cat was found cold, scared, and abandoned in a carrier outside on the doorsteps of an apartment building in St Henri, Montreal on Dec 27, 2017. Notices were posted, and the SPCA was contacted. She was given a temporary home to sleep for 2 nights, and then I got to take her in. It became quite evident that she was truly abandoned as she had a terrible infection in her ear, ingrown nails and an infected paw. She smelt terrible because of the infections, but she was happy, warm, and safe, and she purred every time she was pet! She is a very sweet cat, and I could not imagine how anyone could have thrown her out on the street! She was taken to the vet. She had no microchip. The vet cleaned up her paw, and cut her claws revealing a big hole that needed to be kept clean to heal. She was given Revolution worm/mite/flea treatment, an antibiotic shot and medications for her ears. It took a few days, but the smell of infection started to go away. The vaccinations and spaying would come next, once she was healed. I applied through the SPCA as we might be eligible for the MITTENS sterilization program, which is less expensive, which would be awesome.THEN I realised she was urinating blood, and not just in the litter box, but on my couches in the living room! She had stopped purring altogether, and was crouching on the floor awkwardly, instead of sitting or laying down. She was not well. Today we went to the vet and she had an x-ray, where we saw a HUGE stone in her bladder. (At the same time it was confirmed, that there are definately no kittens in her uterus. She is just overweight! Oy!) A urine analysis was done, and she has been started on urinary food. She also requested pain and antiinflammatory medication, which of course I got her!
She is back home and we are pushing fluids, and hoping that the stone dissolves. We will find out in 3 weeks (January 31st) at her follow up appointment and x-ray. I realize taking in a cat, requires time and money. This cat is in very rough shape, she was very neglected and then abandoned, and so it will still take lots more love, care, time, patience, and money to get her in good health. The vet bills so far have been $450. And her special diet is costing 32$ a week, minus tax. I will keep this page updated with information as it comes.
I don't like asking people for money, and I am still hesitant about making this page, but many people who have been following and wanted to help her since she was found, have suggested I make a gofundme. So here it is! Thank you all for your support. It means the world to this baby and me!
If you would like to contribute to help pay for this poor cat's medical bills, so that she gets the best care she can be given and can have the life she deserves, we will not refuse any contribution, and will be eternally grateful.
- Chris Beingessner
- Isabelle Lajoie