See How You Have Helped!
We'd like to share some truly heartwarming success stories.
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Merlin - This is Merlin. He lived with a professional singer named Gina for most of his life but in 2011 his health
started to fail. He got sick and with Gina's busy schedule, doing shows all over the country, she wasn't able to devote the time
needed to care for him and didn't have the financial resources at the time with the poor economy. Lucky for Merlin and Gina, one
of her old band members is now the director of CatTown! Merlin came to live with us in our FurEverCare program. We found he had
diabetis and intestinal problems. Later we found that the intestinal problems were linked to congestive heart failure. He has to
be given insulin twice a day, needs a special diet for diabetic cats as well as high fiber supplimentation.
When we found the heart problems Merlin had to go on pills to regulate his heart rate and blood pressure and more pills to prevent fluid retention. Now that we have things more or less under control he is doing OK. He doesn't have the pep he used to have and he sleeps a lot but he is content and has his little buddy (the little grey cat in the photo) to cuddle with. We hope to give him as much good quality time as we can. Unfortunately all the meds and tests are expensive.
Gina's baby boy can use some help if you can give it!
QuasiCataMoto - This little lady is a long haired orange cat who was abandoned during Jan 2009. She was an indoor cat so had no idea of how to take care of herself outside. The weather at the time was about 20 below - she froze her ears off, and somehow (we can't tell if she crawled into some machinery or was attacked by a dog or coyote) had one side of her face torn through from top of head to chin, and one eye ripped out. We nursed her back to health and she is now a one eyed, spoiled baby here at CatTown.
Tippy - Tippy came to us from Deer Park in 2007 where a not-so-friendly homeowner was putting out leg traps to catch and kill cats when they'd come in his yard. Tippy got lucky and was found after escaping the trap but his right rear leg was unfortunately no longer attached. He healed up well and manages to get around without a problem.
Tootsie - in 2011 she was found near Baldwin. Her leg, hip and tail had been crushed and somehow she was managing to survive. One of our board members found her. She had to have her tail and leg totally removed but now she is doing fine and can almost run as fast as the 4 legger guys. Paco - Paco was attacked by a large dog when she was about 4 weeks old in 1997. The dog chewed off her tail and the two spinal vertebrae before it. She managed to survive but had no control over her bladder anymore. We just spent a lot of time cleaning up behind her and used a lot of puppy pads. She died of complications at around 10 yrs old. She was worth the extra work and we miss her.
RoadKill - She was hit by a car at 6 months old, spring 2011. The lady that hit her brought her here as she had no money to take her to a vet. The vet had to amputate her tail, and remove the top of the leg bone that goes into her hip socket. The lower part of that leg was broken badly and she had a lot of bruises and cuts. Dr. Eric, the miracle worker, pulled her thru. She lacks control of her bladder but we can squeeze her like a squirt gun. We still had all Paco's supplies so we were all set for another one with these problems. She is doing great. The lady that dropped her here promised to bring her food and litter, but we have yet to get any help from her. We're glad that she brought her here though. She's just a very sweet cat and it amazing that she can run and play just like any other cat.