Laura Cassiday from Baltimore, Maryland was strolling her puppy Monday morning when she walked past a stray feline, who kept running up to her and began yowling.
The feline tailed them onto their patio. "When I headed inside, she scratched at the door to come inside," Laura revealed to catstore.co "It was raining and I'd never seen her around the neighborhood before so I decided to take a look at her."
When she drew nearer, she understood that the feline was starved. "She was geriatric, simply skin and bones, and covered in fleas. Her fur was tangled and messy. Her mouth appeared to be rotten and painful, and her step was unbalanced and slanted."
Laura was at that point running late for work. She realized she couldn't forget the feline, neglected in the downpour in this condition, so she took her in.
She set up a space for the feline with comfortable beds, food, and water, and named her Bones. The kitty was starving and wolfed down a whole container of wet food. As soon as she was satisfied, she started purring happily.
Bones is not the first older feline in need that Laura has encountered. Just as of late, she embraced a 26-year-old excessively senior feline, Thomas, from her neighborhood shelter. "I truly wasn't hoping to add another feline to my menagerie of misfits, yet she demanded and I wouldn't leave her outside in her condition."
Laura posted about the feline on the web, and a couple of neighbors answered that they had seen the feline around for quite a long time, and animal Control had spayed (TNRed) her before.
Realizing that the feline required medical consideration, Laura connected with The Feline Rescue Association (FRA) which she's been volunteering and inquired as to whether they could support the kitty. "She clearly wanted to live inside and I'm not too sure she would have made it out there for another winter," Laura told the team.
FRA consented to get her into their rescue decisively, and Laura offered to foster her until the kitty was prepared to discover an eternity home. In the meantime, the salvage will deal with all the therapeutic consideration and future care that she will require.
The sweet young lady weighs only five pounds and is evaluated to associate with 10 years of age. She doesn't have a microchip.
"We are dealing with a urinary tract infection and the vet suspects hyperthyroidism. She got some fluids today as well as antibiotics and pain meds for her arthritis," Laura said.
"She was a very good girl and even took a nap on the exam table while we were waiting (at the vet)."
Laura couldn't state no when she saw the kitty requesting for help. "What am I supposed to do when a cat in that bad of shape literally follows me home?"
"I'm happy she's off the road lastly getting the care she needs."