Acadiana Humane Society has had a lot of special needs rescue animals in the last couple of months.
First Jasper the Bengal cat that we pulled from St John the Baptist Animal Control after he had been hit by a car and ended up in their facility. Jasper had a metal plate and 7 screws surgically implanted in his hip to enable him to walk again. Jasper’s surgery went well, and he is still under hospitalized veterinary care while he fully recovers.
Lee the 7 year old Bengal mix cat had a urinary problem and ended up needing to be hospitalized and put on a catheter and treated with antibiotics and pain medications. He improved, but once the catheter was removed, he was no longer able to urinate on his own. Lee needed PU surgery in order to be able to live. Lee received the needed surgery, and is currently hospitalized for recovery and is doing well.
Emi is a beautiful Snowshoe with diabetes and allergies. She is currently being hospitalized for several conditions, a urinary tract infection, monitoring her blood sugar levels, treating her allergic skin condition, and watching her as they suspect she may now be blind.
Charlie is a handsome Flame Pt fluffy 2 year old cat that we pulled from St. Landry Animal Control. Charlie had severely swollen privates that had us and the veterinarian very concerned. After examination and ultrasound, it was discovered that he had no blockage or masses, so an emergency neuter was done. Charlie is fully recovered and almost ready for adoption.
When our volunteers first met Anders, this teenage orange tabby kitten was in St. Landry Animal Control with a dead and rotting tail. We have never seen anything like it before, his tail was stiff as a board, black, and oozing green pus. He went immediately to our veterinarian to have it amputated. He was neutered at the same time. Anders has fully recovered from his surgery, and is almost ready for adoption.
Lydia was also rescued from St. Landry Animal Control. She was very sick and had badly infected eyes and one eye was ulcerated. She’s been to our veterinarians several times now and has been on eye drops regularly. We thought we were going to have to remove one of her eyes due to the ulceration in her one blind eye. But Dr Suzy said the hole closed up so there was no need to remove it. Lydia is still recovering from her recent spay.
Finn, the small black kitten in the bottom of the cage in this picture, is one of three rescued by St Landry Animal Control after a house fire. Finn was unable to stand or walk when we first pulled them from the shelter. X-Rays revealed that he has spine and hip injuries. He is currently under medical treatment and pain management. He is able to stand and walk some while on pain management. He will be going back to the vet to determine if a referral to an orthopedic veterinary specialist is required or not for continued healing and recovery.
Han (formerly Hana – we now know he is a boy) was suffering from blocked bowels & required intervention and an enema by Dr. Dusty. Han & Hanzo both got to see Dr. Dusty as they also had an upper respiratory infection and eye infections. Their brother Genji & sister Lena were also sick, but not quite as bad. All four kittens fully recovered, & have recently been spayed/neutered & are almost ready for adoption. All 4 kittens & their Mama were originally pulled from St. Landry Animal Control.
Wash has been having issues with his balance, eating, drinking, standing, and even walking. His mobility gets so bad at times, that he doesn’t bother going to the food and water bowls. He has been to several veterinarians, and we recently got a diagnosis of CH, also known as Cerebellar Hypoplasia. His symptoms seem to be progressive, and he responds to steroids and fluids, so we are not certain if this is actually what he has or not.
Gideon is a very sweet and talkative orange tabby kitten that we pulled from St. Landry Animal Control. Gideon is a curious kitty, and he decided to try and figure out what the vet had done to him after his neuter. He ended up pulling out some of his insides, which required a quick run to the emergency vet clinic so they could do a little snip and put a cone on him so he would leave it alone to heal properly. He has fully recovered from his surgery, but is currently on antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection and eye infection.
Ariel is a very sweet and affectionate six month old Persian mix kitten with severe birth defects and a skin issue that we pulled from St. Landry Animal Control. She has been spayed, but we are still treating her skin issues before she will be available for adoption. She was born with only one good back leg. She will need a special, understanding home as she will require a bit more care. She can use the litter box just fine, as long as it is a large, low sided ferret or rabbit litter box, as she can only crawl and not walk.
Samara the beautiful and sweet Manx kitten was pulled from St. Landry Animal Control with a blood red eye from an eye injury. We immediately got her hospitalized at our veterinarian where they were able to treat her, and save her eye. She has since been spayed and fully vetted, and was adopted by one of the staff at our vet.
These are just a few of our worst recent special needs rescues. We have been keeping all three of the vet’s offices that we use quite busy. We use Pet Care Animal Hospital in Lafayette (337-988-1100), Lafayette Veterinary Care Center in Lafayette (337-984-7611), and also Azalea Lakes Veterinary Clinic in Baton Rouge (225-755-3838). We currently owe money to all three of these veterinary offices. We really could use some wonderful people to become sponsors of some of these cats and kittens, or donors to help with some of our other vet bills. Any donation, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated! We have a Paypal donation button on the side of our webpage. We have a YouCaring Fundraiser link below. You can also send a check made out to Acadiana Humane Society to our mailing address at P.O. Drawer C; Sunset, Louisiana 70584-0536. You can also call in a credit or debit card donation directly to one of our veterinarians if you prefer, just ask them to apply your donation to Acadiana Humane Society’s account. Thank you!