The Cat Connection: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We were very pleased to receive a sponsorship grant in the amount of $67.50 for the first quarter of 2015. The funds were used to help support the care of Midnight, who needed medication for infection and pain management due to serious wounds on his feet.
The Cat Connection depends greatly on individual and foundation donations for the support of our foster cats, including those with special needs, special diets, and chronic medical issues. We could not do what we do without this financial support.
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In February, on one of our crazy cold, stormy nights, Midnight showed up at a man’s home and asked to come in. He had injuries on his head and three of his feet were horrible messes, bleeding, oozing, and impossible to walk on. The man let Midnight in and called for help.
The Cat Connection and Charles River Alley Cats stepped in to help Midnight. His wounds were cleaned and treated and he was neutered. Midnight had to see the veterinarian once a week for the month of March to have his wounds cleaned and treated again, and he was on strong doses of medication for infection and pain management. We worked hard to save his feet and, since he was wounded, he had to be isolated from other animals for six months. His wounds have now healed and there was no need for amputation.
Despite his immense suffering, Midnight is very loving. He pushes his head against your hand and relishes every scratch on his chin and whiskers. He lies down and, as best as he can, stretches out and purrs. It is hard to imagine having such bad injuries and still being able to trust again. With the support of the Petfinder Foundation donation, he is ready for his new adoptive home.