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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Giving a chance for survival


For those of you who may not actively be pawticipating in helping abandoned community cats during the COVID 19 pandemic get spayed/neutered, medically treated etc., you likely do not realize that it is difficult to find Vet care for these cats and kittens. Many public shelters have closed their surgeries and/or have limited the number of cats/kittens that can be brought in for S/N. Sometimes kittens face medical challenges that rescue clinics are not able/capable of treating. 
This 7 day old kitten (5oz) had a prolapsed rectum. Mom L’s pal, retired feline Vet Dr. Josie Thompson, thought she could give this tiny kitten a chance for survival by pushing the prolapsed section back inside the kitten. Dr. Thompson was able to do this procedure using the Kitchen Clinic space where Miss Gemma from Community Concern For Cats holds the weekly Kitchen Clinic I have talked about lots before. Mom L transported the surgical kit to Miss Gemma’s and helped hold a light and the instrument used to push the prolapsed section back into the rectum while Dr. Thompson did her magic.
About .5 inch was protruding and Dr. Thompson was able to push it back inside and then place a purse string suture in her anus to retain the prolapsed section for 3-4 days.
She is a bottle baby and was nursing right after procedure.
We named her Josie after Dr. Josie Thompson, her Vet who gave her the chance for survival! The suture must come out later this week.
So for now we are all keeping fingers and paws crossed that Kitten Josie’s body is able to reabsorb/attach the protrusion to enable her to pass stool  normally going forward. Please add your purrs and POTP for this sweet baby kitten. She was purring while she took her bottle and trying to make bread with her tiny paws!! We think she is going to be a “Torbie” colored girl. She has some tabby stripes but also has some orange spots on her gray fur making her a diluted “Torbie”!!
Not a bad day’s work, don’cha think?



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12 thoughts on “Giving a chance for survival

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  2. That’s amazinf

  3. Awww, we are sending our best POTP for little Josie to get all better!
    Purrs and pawyers, too:)

  4. meowmeowmans on said:

    We are purring and praying for sweet little Josie!

  5. Healing purrz for kitty Josie.

  6. I am purring lots for this baby to recover!

  7. Lots of purrs for sweet Josie!

  8. catladymac on said:

    Sending purrayers and POTP for baby Josie – and for Dr. Josie and all the helpers !

  9. josie; ewe is priceless….we asked R pal st francis ta put in sum tripull dawg dare ya over time for ewe….. N send az manee blessings as he can yur way……and plentee ta spare….we wish ewe healtheez N happeez for yeerz N yeerz ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  10. Purrs and mega prayers for that dear sweetie.

  11. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Gosh this brought tears to my eyes not because I was upset because of how gorgeous and tiny Josie is and to have such loving,caring people as you. Sending prayers for little Josie x😻💜🐾

  12. that was super sweet to name her Josie… and we hope that is the good karma what will protect her. we have this problem with the vet clinics too… but our smart left-green minister declared free running cats to vermin and they can be killed by hunters now. shame on you france!

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