Some weeks ago I was out walking my dogs and I saw something streak by. I thought it was possibly a skunk or bunny, and I went and looked into the brush and all I could see was something white with gray.
I figured it was probably a dump, but then I wasn’t sure if it was our next door neighbor’s cat (if they have one) since it was right by the border of the property line.
A week later she showed up for dinner, on the outskirts of where all the cats hang out, so I tried putting a trap out for her. She wouldn’t go in, so I moved the trap in between the igloo’s and hoped somebody would go in.
With God’s divine intervention, a cat not only went into the trap (when there was food available everywhere) but, it was her that went in! What are the odds.
Dr. B came and examined her a few days later and felt some kind of mass inside. We were not sure if it was cancer or kittens (since she wasn’t even sure the cat was spayed).
After it was determined the cat was spayed, Dr. B opened her up to see what the mass was and found this humongous fur ball (like nothing she had ever seen in her life) or heard of through other colleagues.
It was over an hour surgery, and a very delicate and serious surgery at that, considering all of the cat’s intestines were laid out on the table and had to be kept moist by pouring Baytril and Saline solution on them. If they dried out, they would eventually die and she would shut down.
It’s about a $2000 surgery in a normal clinic, and Dr. B only charged $400.00. Dr. B was so worried that the cat would develop Peritonitis (from infection) and not make it. It was pretty scary for the first week (and I had to hand feed her) because I had to make sure she got all the antibiotics needed afterwards.
This cat, Zora (aka Zorba), is a monster feral. She is not friendly, in fact, she will take your face off. The whole ordeal was very challenging and just an all out, charitable, and humane thing to do for a cat literally NOBODY wanted, and we have no idea where she even came from.
She has totally recovered and I saw her yesterday (still inside the sanctuary) healthy as ever. She is one lucky, amazingly lucky, miracle kitty!
Please donate to replenish our Elf Fund! It not only helps animals that come to us in “emergency conditions”, but we are also finding more people that are calling because they can not afford to have something done at their vet, and their only choice is to put their perfectly healthy animals down.