Saving Midnight

 

Please donate here to help us pay Midnight's vet bills (over $800 as of the end of November 2012).

Midnight after his humane rescue

Animal Advocates got one of those emails we so often get.  Someone begs us for help for an abandoned cat who they don't have the resources to help and who doesn't want the cat picked up and killed by Animal Control.

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For at least two years Midnight hung out under this trailer being fed by the kind person who contacted AAS. She warned us that he had been scratching his ears for so long that they were bloody and full of pus, but even after many years of cat rescue, we were horrified by what we saw. This is what untreated ear mites can do.  They multiply by the thousands, biting for blood, causing miserable itching and burning.  All the cat can do is scratch its ears in a futile attempt to stop the itching and pain. Midnight scratched his burning ears for so long that he broke the blood vessels that hold cats (and dogs) ears upright causing them to fold over.

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Folded ears reduce air circulation and make healing much harder, but with the expert trapping and after-care experience by AAS's cat rescue colleague, Midnight got the vet care and the follow-up medications twice daily that means that he will never feel that misery again.

Update August 2016

Please donate here to help us pay Midnight's vet bills ($607.65 as of November 15 2012).

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