Gucci was starving, stuffed into a small carrier and left along a country road to die. The carrier was full of feces and urine, meaning that the poor cat, who wasn ’t more than a kitten herself, had been there for quite awhile, dying slowly. Gucci soon after being rescued gave birth to six kittens, whose umbilical cords were wrapped around each other, and some of the legs of the kittens were actually deprived of oxygen and would have to be amputated later.
After our veterinarian untangled the kittens and Gucci and the babies were back at our shelter, tragedy struck. Gucci became very sick and had to be rushed to the vet, along with her fragile babies. Unfortunately, she had a bad infection in her uterus and was dying. She was rushed into surgery, to save her life, but she would no longer be able to nurse her kittens.
Experienced kitten fosters took on the laborious task of round – the – clock feedings for this high risk litter. Despite their best efforts, all of the kittens died over a period of a couple of weeks, one by one. Sometimes, despite everyone ’ s best efforts, some lives just can’t be saved. We did everything possible, but they were beyond saving.
But you don’t know that when you start a rescue effort. It’s so easy to take the viewpoint that this or that case is hopeless, so why try? The answer is that people in rescue work need to try. The outcome isn’t always what we hoped for, but we did our very best.
Do you realize how much your support and prayers mean to us? We can ’ t possibly do what we do without you. You are the wind beneath our wings … Please come and meet Gucci. She is doing well and would love to thank you, in purrson, for giving her a chance.