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Shakira is a cat who lived in inadequate conditions and that we welcome her at the shelter. We had to have all her teeth removed because they were in such a bad state. We also discovered that she suffered
from kidney failure (stage 2). She is now doing much better than when she arrived, but she must be closely monitored on a regular basis, in addition to taking medication, supplements and following a specialized diet. Last August, she had a major urinary tract infection, requiring antibiotics. As she is very fearful, the socialization team works very hard to try to help her adapt and stop fearing people, but we lose a bit of progress each time we have to take her to the vet, because despite her gluttony, we do not always manage to coax her into the carrier. During her veterinary follow-up, in mid-March, the veterinarian detected the beginning of a urinary tract
infection. We were lucky to catch it early and have started treatment with antibiotics for two weeks. The vet also informed us that the condition of his kidneys has deteriorated. She is still in stage 2, but advanced. All we can do at the moment is to continue to give her specialized food and, eventually, when her advancement in socialization allows us, administer fluids to help these kidneys. She will have a follow-up in two weeks for her urinary tract infection. Shakira has been the mystery cat for the past 9 months. The objective of the concept of "mystery cat" is to present a cat taken in at the shelter whose state of health requires timely veterinary care, so that you can follow the evolution of the state of health of the cat until its healing. Once the kitty is back to health, we replace it with another cat we welcomed. Unfortunately, the kidney failure Shakira was diagnosed with is a lifelong condition that she cannot recover from. We have therefore taken the decision to make her "officially" a candidate for sponsorship.
Robin is a small cat of about 3 years old, who arrived at the shelter with his brother Joker in February 2020. When they arrived, they were both very fearful, but his brother made progress quickly, although it
was not the case for little Robin. Joker was recently made available for adoption, and we hope Robin makes enough progress to be available for adoption soon as well. The socialization team has been
working hard for more than two years to make them more comfortable with humans.
A few months after his arrival, we discovered that Robin has cholangiohepatitis. It is an inflammatory liver disease. Moreover, during his abdominal ultrasound, the vet found that he also had IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), which is an inflammatory disease of the colon and intestine. He will need
to eat specialized food for the rest of his life, but if his IBD is well controlled he should be able to live his life as a cat without medication. Upon this diagnostic, and because of his shyness, he spent a lot of time in a condo, which is a small individual room at the shelter for cats in need of tranquility. We then made some adjustments by changing his environment to see if that helped him progress, and then last December we put him in a big room with 4 other cats who eat the same hypoallergenic food, and it was at this moment that Robin made a decisive encounter, the handsome Rocky. He has developed love for Rocky (that Rocky reciprocates). Thanks to his relationship with Rocky, Robin learns to trust us, we can finally caress him. They even look alike, Robin looks like Rocky's offspring. Last week, Robin went to see the vet for a follow-up on his liver. We had good news, his liver is stable and he gained 200 grams. Weight gain is reassuring, but still insufficient. Robin is indeed a fussy little cat in terms of food, but with his new friend Rocky we see that he has a little more appetite and we are confident that he will continue to gain weight. Robin is making great efforts to open up to humans, and his health is beginning to stabilize, but he needs your support since his liver requires constant veterinary check-ups and a specific diet. That's why
he was added to our Sponsorship program.
Balthazar arrived at the shelter in November 2019 with his brother Melchior, both 8-year-old, following the death of their owner. They were adopted separately soon after. Unfortunately, in October 2021,
Balthazar's adoptive parent contacted us to take him back, having worsening health issues, and preventing him from taking proper care of his cat. We therefore welcome him back to the shelter. After a visit to the vet, we found out that he had cataracts in both eyes and that he had a urinary tract infection. The vet told us that there was nothing to do for the cataracts, and Balthazar was put on antibiotic treatment for his urinary tract infection.
During his follow-up for the UTI (which healed well), it was discovered that Balthazar was diabetic. It is
therefore now necessary to take his blood sugar twice a day and give him 1 unit of insulin when his
blood sugar is above 15. Balthazar has lived a lot over the past two years, and we wish to find him a family to take care of him, but we know it will be a challenge. In order to provide him with the treatments and follow-ups he needs, we need support, which is why he has been added to the sponsorship program.
Meet Angel, a new candidate in the sponsoring program. Angel suffers from diabetes, which makes her general health fragile. Her condition requires daily control of her levels, regular visits to the clinic, and a specialized diet to keep her healthy. Even if she hates needles (like all cats), Angel is always sweet and patient when we have to sample her blood for tests or inject her with insulin. She never bites the volunteers, and she allows them to do what they have to do, like a brave girl! She truly honors her name, she is a little angel. In order to provide her with everything she needs to stay healthy, we need financial support, that’s why she was added to the sponsoree list. She wants to join us to thank you for reading her profile, and for considering helping her!
We present you Joël, a new candidate of the sponsoree list. Down on his luck and living in the street, Joël finally caught a break when he encountered a nice lady who helps stray cats. On a cold winter day, he showed up to her door, exhausted and shivering. He spent many days resting in the outdoor house she installed for her little homeless friends, but eventually other stray cats attacked him to chase him away. Fortunately, his kind and social temper allowed the lady to bring him inside her house and keep him safe while she contacted us so we could come to get him and take over. Joël was sterilized, vaccinated, treated for parasites, and microchipped. Like many other stray cats, Joël tested positive for FIV, and because of the terrible state his teeth were in, they all had to be removed. A severe allergy was also just discovered causing redness and irritation to his skin. Despite his difficult beginnings and his fragile immune system, Joël still has the best attitude and the cutest smile, even without any teeth! On top of all the fees related to the procedures that he already has gone through, Joël will need regular visits to the clinic, medication and a specific diet. This is why we have decided to add him to the sponsoring candidates’ list. While waiting for his forever home, your precious help will allow Joël to finally enjoy the life he deserves, in a warm bed, with a full belly, and surrounded by love. He wants to join us to thank you and wish you a great day!
This is Rudolph, a handsome cat of about 7 years old. A little over a year ago, he was given to us by a lady who took him off the street. The poor man was thin, feverish, and very suspicious of humans. As Rudolph suffers from IVF, his immune system is very fragile. He has had a difficult year and had to visit the vet quite often, three times just for a rhino that was not healing. He also had to fight the calicivirus, an uphill battle considering his fragile system. Poor Rudolph also has bad teeth, so he had to undergo surgery to remove the badly spoiled teeth a few months ago. Unfortunately, he still suffers from oral problems, including stomatitis, so he will have to return to surgery soon to have all of his remaining teeth removed. We hope that all these obstacles will stay behind him, because he deserves to have a smoother life, especially after living on the streets, without love and without family. Although shy Rudolph is starting to realize that we are there to help him, and as he feels better he is more open to the world around him. When he arrived he was running away from the volunteers and didn’t seem to like our presence (sometimes we have to manipulate him to give him treatments, drugs, etc.), but little by little, and with the efforts of the socialization team, Rudolph is curious and tolerates the care we give him much better. With time, the proper care of volunteers, and the support of caring sponsors, Rudolph can finally begin to enjoy the great cat life he deserves - a life filled with love, comfort and hugs.