She, like millions of her kind today, had been wandering the mean streets of America for a very long time – homeless, hungry, forlorn, and all alone. And every time that I encounter one of her kind, my heart always breaks for them.
I managed to trap her with some enticing food, and I immediately took her to an animal hospital. There, I very sadly learned that she was FIV Positive; that she had not been spayed; and that she had no microchip. This poor little street orphan however did have a skin infection, an ear infection, a gum infection, and her once long and luxurious fur coat was now extremely filthy and matted beyond belief.
They had to shave her entire body at the animal hospital; give her a much needed bath; and also give her some much needed antibiotics. My spouse and I are now giving her daily ear drops at home for her ear infection, and she will be returning to the animal hospital very soon for some much needed dental work and teeth cleaning.
And right now, I am calling this poor little street orphan ‘Harrienyet.’ ‘Nyet’ is the Russian word for ‘No.’ This poor little girl now very sadly has No Hair. (I will probably change her name to ‘Harriet’ once her hair grows out again.)
She is also an older feline, far more frightened than feral, and I imagine that she once had a home somewhere, before she was very cruelly tossed out by someone or very callously left behind to fend for herself.
And even sadder to me, there are millions of homeless street orphans just like her wandering the mean streets of America right now. And their extremely dire plight today will not change until we pass mandatory Pet Spay and Neuter Laws and mandatory Pet Microchip Laws.
Please Adopt, Don’t Shop, For Your Next Pet. And Please Spay and Neuter and Microchip Your Own Pets.Will You Help Rescue Others? You'll LOVE Our Work! Before: scheduled for euthanasia at the pound. After: His new family has a huge backyard!
Other rescue stories submitted by Ed Kostro
- Trucker's Tale
- Lily Of The Field
- Jumpin Jack Flash
- The Furry Little Face In The Loading Dock
- The Cats In The Crawl
- The Loyal Guard Dog
- A Homeless Dog's Tale
- Two Homeless Waifs On A Cold Winter's Day
- Dumped In The Park
- Lonely Louie
- Another Orphan Of The Storm
- Saving Shadow
- Her Fourth of July Nightmare
- His Hell On The Highway
- A Very Happy Reunion
- The Homeless 'Vet' On Veterans Day
- His New Chance At Life
- Rudy, The Red Coated Min Pin
- In From The Cold
- Scruffy's Resurrection
- The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs
- From Rags to Riches
- Three Boys Help Rescue Tiny Street Orphan
- The Dog On The Tracks
- A Home For The Holidays
- Freezing, Starving, and Scared
- A Survivor's Tale
- Saving Our Canine Soldiers This Veterans Day
- Two Bonded Street Orphans In From The Cold
- The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window
- The Fourth of July Kittens
- The Cat Who Came For Christmas
- The Dog On The Run
- Build It, And They Will Come