This is Little Man, a 4 month-old domestic shorthair kitten—isn’t he precious! Little Man's mom moved back to Gillette, Wyoming in hopes to find a better job for her and her daughters. When the job didn't work out, she decided that while she was looking for jobs, she would foster kittens for the local shelter. Before taking in kittens, she vaccinated Little Man and his sister, Luna.
Then one day, Little Man had diarrhea, he was sneezing and his eyes were goopy. His mom had heard Distemper was bad in our area, and was scared for the worst. She rushed Little Man in to the vet after hours.
Luckily, Little Man's vaccines worked and he didn't have Distemper, but he did have a pretty gnarly upper respiratory infection (a common cold) and gastrointestinal infection—everything that can be fixed with meds and TLC. Sniffling, sneezing, clear to pus-like discharge from the eyes and/or nose, coughing and sluggishness are pretty common symptoms of an upper respiratory infection in cats. If you see these symptoms in your cat, it’s best to take them to the vet to be evaluated, as there could be larger health issues that need to be addressed.
Being a single mom with very limited income, she was unable to afford an emergency visit, so she applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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