Update on Patches, the injured kitten

We sent you a message about Patches, the little kitten who was rescued from being shot to be “put out of her misery.   We wanted to give you an update:  Patches is recovering in her new home!
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The vet believes this poor girl was run over ….because of this, she sustained injuries to her head, neck, eye and leg. They had to drain 5 cc’s of puss before stitching her head and neck up. Patches’ leg is broken at the shoulder and twice at the elbow. The vet said it’s healing so they are just going to keep an eye on it for now. We know her eye looks bad but Dr. Mike is going to try to save it!! Patches will be getting eye drops 3 times a day and be taking oral antibiotics as well.
She has a follow up appointment in 2 weeks.

Patches - eyeWe also want to share the message we got from Melissa about how she came to GRR.

“To everyone at Grass Root Rescue you are wonderful!! I had my back against the wall when I took in a little kitten that had been injured and where she was at the person was going to shoot her so that she wouldn’t suffer anymore. I couldn’t let that happen!

I brought her home not caring how bad her injuries were. I was thinking that I could just nurse her back to health til I gave her a bath and all this pus came running out of an opened, gapping wound under her neck. I knew then that I needed to find her help.

I made several, several phones throughout the day and every person I talked to told me that she wouldn’t survive and I just needed to put her down or take her to the SPCA and they will put her down. I just couldn’t find the heart to stop there! (You never realize how cold people are til you are in a tough situation).

Then I decided to call Edna and she referred me to the GRR website on Facebook and told me to explain my situation and ask for Karli, so I did! Thanking god everyday that Karli was our lifesaver!!!  Karli was very fast acting and we got her to the vet the next day!  Thank you so much to the GRR and Karli and to all the people who made donations!! This little kitty wouldn’t have made it without you all! It is greatly appreciated and hopefully Patches is on the road to recovery!!! ”

If you’re able to donate towards the vet care Patches received and her continued care, we would be so grateful.  And thank you to those of you that have already donated

Every life matters.  Maybe we can’t help them all, but we will help as many as we, one animal at a time – with your help! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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