Clear Creek Cat Rescue: Emergency Medical Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Funds were used for vet care for Anna, a 6-month-old kitty found starving, freezing and hit by a car.
The grant allowed CCCR to provide the needed surgery for Anna to repair her broken leg.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Anna was a 6-month-old kitten who was found by the road in Alaska in the middle of winter. She had been hit by a car. Her troubles had not begun there. She was starving, dehydrated, and freezing. She was immediately taken to a vet, who believed she was so damaged and depleted that euthanasia was the best option.
Instead, Anna went into foster care, where she was syringe-fed, given subcutaneous fluids, and medicated for her upper-respiratory infection until she was strong enough for surgery. The local vets could offer no option except to amputate the leg. But her radiographs were sent to an excellent surgeon 300 miles away who determined that it might be possible to save her leg.
So Anna’s wonderful foster mom drove 300 miles through snowstorms to transport Anna to the surgeon. Her surgery was successful! After two more long trips to the surgeon to remove the pin from her leg and for check-ups, Anna’s treatment was complete. Today she is able to use her damaged leg with just the slightest limp.
Throughout her entire ordeal, Anna was a gentle, sweet-tempered girl who endured every part of her treatment with purrs. Anna was subsequently adopted and is the beloved member of a great family. She has several kitty friends and is a happy, healthy little girl.