Friday, March 14, 2014
Shooting at the Shelter Series
So I went back to the shelter last week to check on Gigi. I brought my glucometer so I could test her so I could see how she was doing in that regard and make sure that I hadn't sent her back prematurely. I was so sad to see she was STILL up for adoption.. but I was happy to see her blood sugar levels were very normal and I stopped worrying about her - well about her blood sugar level anyway..
This first kitty made me very sad. She is an 'elderly' lady, and her fur on her chest and under her chin up to her ears were all matted.. I mean badly matted. I pointed it out to one of the shelter staff, and they said they were going to have to sedate her to get those off..
These two kitties are part of a feral clowder that was displaced. They generally roam around the grounds, but because of the weather and the fact that there was room at the inn if you will, they were indoors.. as you can see, they weren't too pleased with it.
This last kitty is one they want me to foster but I can't. He has high blood sugar levels at this time and has the most adorable cast on his leg. I'm not really sure what was wrong with his leg, but it was going to require regular vet visits and because the shelter is currently open only during the hours I work, I couldn't take him on. If I could leave him there and pick him up after work, that would be one thing, but right now that isn't possible. Once he doesn't need regular vet visits, if there is still a need, I'd be happy to take him, he is sweet and likes being patted and I have no doubt he would like a place to stretch out.. They called him Chandler.. I think of him often.
The Shooting at the Shelter Series of posts are designed to highlight beautiful cats up for adoption. There are beautiful cats at your local shelter just waiting for a home.