Jackson came to us last week after having been picked up by the excellent Animal Control Officer Les Archer of New Hartford and Barkhamsted. He has a very long story which is ongoing, but he was found to first have a very poorly healed rear leg fracture then a severe diaphragmatic hernia (a hole in the muscle that separates the organs in the chest from the organs in the abdomen). He underwent an intensive surgery this week to repair the hernia and will hopefully have another surgery next week to remove the severely damaged leg. He has survived so much already in his short life, we are wishing him a full recovery! For more information on his procedure and what he’s been through, check out our Facebook page!
We had a great night this week, on which two young stray kittens were independently found and brought in by good samaritans. Both parties accepted responsibility for their kitten and plan to adopt them! This little girl is no more than 6 weeks old and was found with only one eye, which is infected, but we hope she’ll get to keep it. Thank you both for taking care of some really lucky kittens!
Isabella was found in Hartford last weekend with a severe injury to her tail. She was lactating, but her kittens were nowhere to be seen. She has stayed with us all week receiving treatments to fix her tail, and just last night, 5 kittens were found in the same area she came from. They were brought here, after 5 whole days without nursing, and Isabella accepted them immediately! The family is reunited!
Our lovely little stray kitty has finally been adopted, after 3 months with us! We will miss her so much, but are so happy she found a loving family to care for her!!
This little girl was found at 3 weeks of age wandering the woods of Simsbury. She has been with us for about 2 months now, growing like a weed and getting used to people, and is now ready to find her permanent home! She did test positive for feline leukemia virus, which means she should be an indoor-only cat and not live with other cats. Please contact us for further information on how to adopt her!
We are SO pleased to report that Max’s biopsy came back benign! He’s cured!
Boo came to us early yesterday morning after having delivered one puppy, but then exhibiting difficulty delivering any more. An ultrasound revealed that at least one puppy had a low heart rate (a sign of distress), and an x-ray revealed that Boo had at least 7 more to deliver! For the safety of Boo and her puppies, we performed an emergency c-section. We were concerned that we might not be able to save all the puppies, but the surgery went great and Boo got to go home today recovering well, and with 8 healthy pups!
Max came to us on the 3rd as a very sick boy. He needed emergency surgery to have his spleen removed, and then had some heart complications after the surgery. He was finally able to go home yesterday! We wish him a full recovery, and are keeping our fingers crossed for a good biopsy report!!
There has been an increase in the use of “essential oil” flea preventatives (which are not regulated by the EPA) on pets. Unfortunately, there has also been an increase in the number of reports to the Animal Poison Control Center of the toxic effects of these products, mostly in cats. Toxic signs include agitation, vomiting, tremors, and even seizures. To be safe, consult with your veterinarian before using any over-the-counter product, even one labeled for cats and dogs.