Blizzard 2016 Rescue Kitten

This miracle is a sweet female kitten who was rescued from the blizzard in PA on Sunday 1/24/16. She was found in the middle of a 3ft deep snow bank two days after the snow began. The family who found her was unable to care for her so we took her in our home racing to raise her body temperature. As soon as she was warm we took her to PETS Emergency Care wrapped in heated blankets. We told them the story and made the decision to accept her as our own kitten while they began care. She weighed only 2.3 lbs and was very lathergic and scared. After several tests and blood work they verified that she was very sick. She was dehydrated, had a fever, a bad bacterial infection and refused food and water. Chances of survival didn't look positive.

The doctor put an IV in to get her fluids and began giving medication as well as eye and ear drops. They kept her in the ICU overnight continuing medications and fluids. Although she got a high fever early in the evening she came around and fought off the fever. She was fed from a syringe Monday late in the morning and then began eating on her own. She is very sweet and just cuddles up to you as soon as you get close. She sleeps and rests a lot while her body continues to fight the infection.

Our bills have nearly exceeded $2000 from the first night and she remains in the doctors care for at least 48 hours yet.  We are a young couple(Don & Ellen) from Lancaster County living right outside of Millersville. The kitten was found on the street which we live on and needed urgent emergency care to have a chance at surviving.  The funds raised will help topay for the large bills we have incurred as well as the future care for this kitten as she is still in 24/7 with the vet. Please help this strong kitten in her fight to come home.





  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 77 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 78 mos
  • Bruce Abbott 
    • $10 
    • 79 mos
  • Jim McAndrew 
    • $10 
    • 79 mos
  • Bryce Diller  
    • $20 
    • 79 mos
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Organizer

Don Rittenhouse 
Organizer
Lancaster, PA

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