April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month—a month when the ASPCA encourages supporters to “Go Orange for Animals”.
Well, here at Fur Kids Foundation, we’ve chosen another option to help animals. As you may know, we’re the only organization in Northeastern Wyoming that provides veterinary care to families with pets who need care during a time when they cannot afford it. However, sometimes we learn of other cases that need a helping hand.
Remember the story of Kobe? The beautiful red heeler who had two broken back legs? In December, we stepped in and provided some assistance to him and his care takers. Today, we want to tell you about Nolan and the amazing work that the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue is doing to give this handsome fella a chance at life.
Nolan is now in Sheridan; however, his story began in Gillette. Sadly.
Can you imagine living on the street as a cat with only half of your limbs? Visualize trying to hobble through the Wyoming snow, barely able to hold yourself up with your one front leg and one back leg. You can’t chase prey; you can’t even jump up into a dumpster in a desperate attempt to find some old moldy scraps thrown out by humans. You can’t run away from danger, or climb to safety.
That’s right. Nolan is surviving on only TWO legs. Initially, the Rescue could only assume that “he climbed up into an old car hood for warmth and was chopped up by something like a fan belt when the owner started the car.”
Later, on April 4, the Rescue posted this:
Some interesting new developments in Nolan's case—it turns out that the lady who found him and took him to the shelter had just witnessed him being tossed out of a car by someone (legs already cut off)… All I know is that it was a green car near the intersection of Kluver Road and Plumcreek Avenue in Gillette. If you have any information that might help give us further insight into what happened to Nolan, please message us or call 307.461.9555.
And, according to the Rescue's assessments, they believe that one leg was cut off about three months ago, and the other leg was cut off a month ago. Nolan is also cut and bruised from head to toe from being thrown from the car. He is also terrified of men. Shortly, the Rescue will be filing a report about Nolan to the Gillette Police Department. If you know anything, please call them at 307.461.9555.
Following Nolan’s story on the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue Facebook page has made all of the Foundation’s board members quite upset. We cannot fathom someone doing this to any animal and hope that whoever has will be caught.
In fact, his story spurred us to donate to his cause. Yes, we are dedicated to helping animals in Campbell County, Wyoming, but this special little dude is very deserving in the eyes of this Foundation, so we made an exception.
We do know that the Rescue is in further need of paying for Nolan’s vet bills and wound care. He will eventually need corrective surgery to sew up the skin on his stumps, and he also has several broken and infected teeth that need to be surgically removed. But, he can't have surgery until he puts on some weight and is healthier. If you’d like to donate to the Rescue to help Nolan, you can do so on Paypal. They also have a Amazon wish list and are in need of extra bottles of Vetericyn to help clean Nolan’s wounds—bottles are $24.89.
If you can't donate, the Rescue asks that you please share Nolan’s story and their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wyocatrescue, with your friends! The more people who care, the better off all animals will be.
And to those that run the Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue, thank you for your good work for your community, and all of Wyoming. The Fur Kids Foundation board truly appreciate's your efforts. We are all pulling for Nolan.