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The Cat Network: Emergency Medical Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The grant money was used for emergency eye surgery for a kitten who had a ruptured eye.

We had a kitten, Violet, who had what initially appeared to be an eye infection. After several trips to the vet and weeks of eye drops, it was discovered that her eye had ruptured and collapsed and needed to be removed.

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Violet was rescued from beneath a rural porch in Spring 2020 with her four siblings. They all had respiratory infections, fleas, and were significantly underweight. Her four siblings were able to recover from the respiratory infection, but Violet just couldn’t overcome it despite numerous veterinary visits. It eventually spread into her eye, became an ulcer, and ultimately her eye’s structure collapsed and it had to be removed.

Throughout the long days and nights of antibiotic eye drops, pain medicine, steroids, and eventually eye surgery with sutures and weeks of e-collar use, Violet was one of the sweetest kittens we’ve ever fostered. She has a strong spirit and has proven her ability to overcome anything with a cheery disposition!

She now lives happily in her forever home with two other cats who love her very much. She enjoys running, playing with string, and chasing a laser light, although if the light passes to her blind side, she’ll cry until she can see it again. She has a giant personality in a tiny bundle.

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