Tucson: Good Samaritan Cat Story, Hope Animal Shelterby Karyn Zoldan on Sep. 24, 2013, under Animal Cruelty, Cats Meow, Feline Fun
Two very compassionate young women named CeCe and Miranda found a badly injured cat near Dodge & Grant.
This should be the poster for NO OUTSIDE CATS. This is what happens to your cats when you let them roam the neighborhood as outside cats: They become targets to cruel people who have no soul. This poor cat was already spayed so she belonged to someone at some time. Hopefully, she was loved.
The cat who has yet to be named (will call her BROKEN TAIL Cat for now)…was perhaps grabbed and thrown or run over. Not only does she have a broken tail but she was shot with a pellet gun; her spine was severed causing paralysis making it difficult to go potty. She has very little control over her body movement. Also, her nose is infected from mosquito bites; she suffers from ear mites; and the pads of her paws are burned.
When I heard the story as told to me by Lizzie Mead who took BROKEN TAIL Cat to Benarda Veterinary Hospital…I thought…this cat’s days are over soon.
And they may well be, but an awesome thing happened at Benarda Veterinary Hospital…
Susan Scherl from HOPE Animal Shelter was there picking up a kitten who was found roadside in Arivaca. She peeked in to see what was happening to BROKEN TAIL Cat and then swept in and told Lizzie Mead to take the Arivaca cat and HOPE Animal Shelter would assume responsibility for the badly beat up BROKEN TAIL Cat.
Lizzie Mead is a wonderful Good Samaritan animal rescuer and has saved numerous cats and dogs from kill shelters, who are left at her 4th Avenue store, or from homeless people who can no longer care for their pets.
She was relieved to learn that the no-kill HOPE Animal Shelter will assume the responsibility for BROKEN TAIL Cat.
In the meantime, Lizzie has the Arivaca kitten whom she named, “Hope” and will adopt her out to the right home. “Hope” has had a FLV/Leu snap test, and shots. She also will be spayed and micro-chipped. There is a fee for “Hope” but the money will be applied to her vet bill.
You can contact Lizzie Mead via Facebook to inquire, or if you are not on Facebook, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put you in touch.
Please do not let your cats be outdoor cats…ever.
Check back as this blog post will be updated as to the status of BROKEN TAIL Cat. To make a donation for her care, please visit HOPE Animal Shelter or follow them on Facebook. You may also directly pay Benarda Veterinary Hospital (2555 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716) for “BROKEN TAIL Cat”.