It Started With My Toes

56310230_1619190482509269_r.jpegPet Patrol is an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit cat rescue organization in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. All our cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and any health concerns are addressed before they are available for adoption. Please visit our website for more information about our charity.

Hi my name is Resie:

I haven’t had a very good time in my little life so far. But I sure am glad that I came into the care of Pet Patrol. One day I was taken from the property where  my parents, my siblings and I were living. It was close to a lake and often cats are brought there and left behind. They were pretty scared. Maybe the people were camping or sometimes they were renting cottages, but they were never there for very long. This property was close to the road and the lady was worried we would get run over by one of the many cars that fly by.
I really didn’t know what was going on but I was happy that my entire family was taken to Pet Patrol because we were sick. My siblings seemed to be OK, but my parents and I were taken to the vet where we spent three or four days hooked up to this IV and given medicine to settle our tummies. We came through it really well. I was glad for that but as soon as I came home my foster mom noticed immediately that my right paw was swollen. The vet thought it was because the bandage was too tight but that wasn’t it. I was back to the vet clinic within the hour and they suggested massaging my paw and soaking it in warm water to get the circulation going. My foster mom talked to the vet every day but every day my paw started to die. First my toes turned from baby pink to purple to black, and then the pad on my foot did the same. And then my ankle! All the time my foster mom kept taking me back to the vet.
Finally it was determined that somehow there was no circulation and my leg was going to have to be amputated. Not just to my ankle or my elbow but right up to my shoulder. I am just a baby. No one knew this would happen, I understand that, but I’m going to lose my leg! I just want to run around and play. I’ll be a tripod, which is OK, I can live with that, it’s better than being run over and squished on the road. Your donation to help with my surgery will last me a lifetime.

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Jan S. 
Waterloo, ON
The Pet Patrol (Elmira) Inc 
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