Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Meet Lola An Abandoned Cat

MEET LOLA


She had a home, was indoors, and had a family.  But then the family moved and dumped her in the woods well over a month ago.  She has been outside now for a month, I would rarely see her going through the yard, and the last time I saw her a few weeks ago I could see all her ribs.  I started putting food out to help her when I could.  She was outside during the earthquake and Hurricane we had and now seeing her so skinny and knowing all she has had to endure, plus we are having huge rains and flooding again.... I trapped her in a humane trap last night 9/6.

She was taken to the vets today to make sure she doesn't have FIV or HIV and it was rather shocking what this kitty has gone through.  She is luckily negative for the FIV and HIV!  YEAH

But we discovered she has been biten by another animal and has an infection from it. 


There are 2 puncture wounds on her back and one is pretty large.  She has a ton of little nodules/bumps on her belly and around her hind legs that are her lymph nodes.  The lymph nodes have enlarged in an effort to fight the infection from this bite.

She weighed in at 6 pounds, and is approximately 1-2 years old.  She is very skinny and scraggly.  She was covered in mud last night from the huge rains we are having.  She has fleas and some ticks and she also has a bad case of worms!  They discovered a tooth missing in the bottom front of her mouth too!

It is like she has been through a war!  To top it off it does not appear that she has been spayed so there is a possibility that she could be pregnant.  So for now Lola is in my bathroom with a sleeping bag and warm towels, tons of food and water and love.  She needs a home.  We got her a rabies vaccination today, and she will be on anti-biotics for the next 2 weeks to get rid of the infection.

We have to give her 2-3 weeks to see if she develops rabies from this bite she has on her back, and if she ends up pregnant, also to make sure the infection clears up.  But in 2-3 weeks hopefully she will be gaining weight and healthy and we can get her spayed and placed in a home!

If you would like to help with Lola ... to help her get healthy, get her vaccinations and spaying and placement in a home we would greatly appreciate donations.  Just $5 dollars would be a huge help.  Today's vet bill was $188, and we will likely need 400-500 more for the spaying, vaccinations, deworming meds, food etc.  The donate button is at the top right of this blog, just click donate and you can put ANY amount in you like.  Even $1 dollar!  All donations are greatly appreciated.

Here are a few more pics.






As you can tell from these pictures she is very affectionate.  Despite all she has been through she just wants to snuggle and have love.  She reminds me of the Pink Panther, a rather long, broad nose, skinny, she has a little goofiness to her but is the sweetest cat.  At the vets she never put a claw out, or anything just wanted to have her head and cheeks rubbed and to be wrapped in my arms. 

You can find pictures of many other animals I have helped over the years on my flickr account:

We just helped this guy who had to have a 1700 dollar bladder surgery!  He is doing great now but there are a lot of bills involved.

All support and help greatly appreciated.  I will keep updates posted on how she is doing on this blog.

Janet

25 comments:

  1. Oh, the poor kitty-cat! She looks so pitiful. I don't know why the family dumped her, but that is SO WRONG :((

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  2. Poor Lola. Animal dumping is far too frequent. This poor girl probably didn't even know what hit her when she was left along.
    Makes you want to find the people and slap them silly!

    You're doing good work to help them. I sent a small donation.

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  3. I do not understand those that are so cruel to helpless animals.

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  4. You learn a lot about people by how they treat animals. You are a caring and giving soul - many blessings to you for caring for Lola!

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  5. What a cute kitty. I would take her in a second if her presence wouldn't send my hubby into severe respiratory distress!! That and the flight from MD to CA has got to be expensive!

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  6. Poor Lola, she's adorable. We already have 3 kitties, so we can't provide a home. Will look at budget nos to see about a donation. Maybe I'll make it in memory of my friend's dog Charley, who passed away.

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  7. Thank you everyone ;) I appreciate the support!

    CALLIOPE you are an angel!!!! Twice in one week now you have reached out to help me with my situations! Really thank you!!!

    Linda: That would be a nice contributions in the memory of Charley :))

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  8. Janet, it's so great to see someone who cares about our 4 legged friends. I had to put my "beloved" Picasso down this year after a long illness. Sending a donation via paypal..to help :-)

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  9. Happy that she is in your temporary care. She is a pretty kitty and deserves a great home!

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  10. I just don't understand the cruelty of some people. I know that abandoned pets is getting to be a big issue with home foreclosures etc. Talk with your local pet shelter, I was able to purchase a coupon for a discount to have a feral cat that I take care of neutered. It really helped! Glad kitty is in good hands. She looks so sweet...

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  11. THANK YOU MOANAS!!! I don't understand either. I understand the economy and lots of foreclosures etc. But to me an animal is like having a kid. I know animals aren't people BUT if you take an animal in then you are now responsible for that animal. You can't just abandon them, leave them in hot cars etc. I can't understand the mind of a person who could just drop a loved pet and leave it. Truly breaks my hearts, which is why she is now in my house :) Definitely going to find her a loving home.

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  12. Bless you for taking care of this gentle creature! Our local animal shelter does spaying and neutering for less than $50. You might check around your locale to see if anyone does that where you live. Just a thought.

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  13. you are so compasionate & caring! hope this cat does well

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  14. THANK YOU ROMANTIC!! Really appreciate it.
    Yes that is a good point I think even the local SPCA will do discounted spaying because they want all cats spayed or neutered.

    GOOD IDEA!

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  15. I can't believe what people do to this poor animals!!! So cruel

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  16. uniquecozytreasures-Janet, you are a doll for saving this kitty. I have a soft spot for animals too and have rescued several. It's expensive and I can't afford it but make the sacrifces necessary to help those creatures that can't help themselves. I'm still looking for just the right home for Midnight the starving kitten that showed up at my house. My cat food bill has doubled and so has the vet bill, but Midnight is looking beautiful and so healthy. He's very affectionate and playful. I sure hope your kitty gets healthy soon. I'm betting she will with all of your love.

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  17. So glad to hear Midnight is doing better!! I understand about food and vet bills.
    Lola seems to be doing better already, 2 doses of anti-biotics in her, and tons of food and water :) She was purring tonight and curled up in the middle of the bathroom floor. SO she is relaxing now. Healing. I HOPE

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  18. Aww... poor Lola. She's so lucky to have found you!

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  19. Best wishes for Lola, she is lucky to be taken care of! Thank you!

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  20. Janet you are an amazing woman for going out of your way to help this beautiful cat. I do hope that she finds a good home soon with a family that will love and care for her unlike her past cold-hearted family

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