Minnie the Moocher
This is the story of Minnie, a stray cat, who had been living under a
shed behind someone’s shop for at least one year. She survived
all those months alone only because she would come to a house next to
the shop, and beg for food. She was fed daily by a lady with a
kind heart. The cat went missing for about a week, when one day,
coming out of nowhere, she approached her rescuer meowing painful
cries. She was most persistent. The lady took one look at
her and realized the cat was in need of immediate medical attention.
Minnie's wound before and after surgery.
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This lady took her to a nearby veterinary clinic. Upon
examination, it was noted that her injury consisted of exposed tendons
and bones. A foul stench emanated from dead necrotic tissue with
crawling maggots. The toes on that leg curled under, a sign that
she had lost nerve impulses and enervation to her muscles. The
diagnosis was an abscessed cat bite which required the leg to be
amputated. She was scheduled for surgery the following day.
In the day preceding the operation, a pre-anesthetic blood profile was
drawn. IV fluids were given. She was tested for various
diseases with negative results and was vaccinated.
Minnie had her surgery and is doing well. She is recovering in
her foster home, the lady who rescued her. On her first day
“home”, she found the nearest dog bed and then, a few days later the
couch. Now she has decided the very best spot in the house is the
king size bed.
is described as being most gentle and
affectionate. She cuddles and purrs most happily with the changes
in her life. Minnie and the family’s old dog are best friends.
This innocent homeless kitty had never been given a chance at a better
life other than living on the street. A small local rescue group
took responsibility for the cost of Minnie’s medical care.
For them to continue providing essential services and stewardship for
so many abandoned cats, they need our help. Financial
support from our gracious donors will permit this cat rescue
organization to continue accessing critical veterinary services over
the cold weather holiday season
Animals Abused & Abandoned and Minnie thank you for your gift
wish you a happy Holiday Season.
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