​​​​​​​​​​​Going FFAR to Rescue Pets in Need

​​​​​​​​​​​Furry Friends Animal Rescue​​​

If you would like to help us pay for Ladybug's medical expenses, go to 

http://www.furryfriendsanimalrescue.org/donate.html
and tell us it's for Ladybug in the comments section.  Any amount, however small, is much appreciated.

Ladybug and her kittens in the shelter


Ladybug is a sweet Siamese mix who has been through a lot in life.


Ladybug and her five kittens were dumped by her owners at a local shelter.     A shelter is no place for a mom and babies – especially a cat who is terrified and missing her human family she thought loved her.  But FFAR rescued the mom and kittens and things started to improve for the little family - they were much happier being out of the shelter.


Within a couple of weeks of the rescue we received word from another shelter of a litter of tiny kittens who were dumped with no mother.  Those kittens were way too young to eat on their own, and had to have rescue immediately if they were to have any chance of surviving.   Ladybug's babies were now old enough to eat on their own so she took on more mothering duties and mothered the new group of kittens.  Everyone seemed to be doing fine and the new kittens were growing and thriving under Ladybug's care. 


On Tuesday (May 6th), Ladybug's foster mom came home from work to find Ladybug looking like she wasn’t feeling well.  Sure enough she had a high temperature and was dehydrated.  She had been eating and purring just the night before but she was obviously not well now. 


Her foster mom gave her fluids and the next morning rushed her to the veterinarian.  She had a high fever and was dehydrated despite the fluids she had been getting.  Life saving measures were started immediately.  She was given an IV, blood tests and x-rays to try and determine what was wrong.  Her temperature rose to almost 105 and it was unknown at this point if she would survive.


The blood tests indicated an infection and it was thought that a small infection in her uterus from her pregnancy had built up over time into a really bad situation for Ladybug.  But Ladybug has been at the vet hospital all week and thankfully is doing much better.  She’s stable enough to be spayed which hopefully should clear up all of her problems. 


Her original kittens are doing great and have a little more growing to do but should be ready for adoption within a couple of weeks, around middle to end of May.  Her new babies are able to eat on their own and are also doing well although they are being supplement fed and watched very closely by their foster mom. 


Its been a scary time – especially seeing Ladybug at the vet's office just lying there not moving and praying that she would make it.   Things are going much better now and while she's still not completely out of the woods, its expected that she will recover.


If you would like to help us pay for Ladybug's medical expenses, go to 

http://www.furryfriendsanimalrescue.org/donate.html
and tell us it's for Ladybug in the comments section.  Any amount, however small, is much appreciated.


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