These adorable kitties are Yoshi and Shadow, both are 2-years-old. Their mom recently left an abusive relationship and is working on starting over.
“They are my best friends. I would be heartbroken if they were not here to greet me every day,” says Yoshi and Shadow's mom.
Yoshi and Shadow are free to go outdoors as they please. Recently, their mom noticed that both of them had bite marks and gashes all over them. Their mom said from that day forward they were only going to be indoor cats, but as she monitored the wounds she noticed that they became significantly worse, so she applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance.
At the vet it was discovered both of the kitties did have infected bite wounds—luckily only one needed to be sedated and receive stitches. Both Shadow and Yoshi were put on antibiotics to help clear up the infection.
For those who don’t know, cats carry a lot of bacteria in their mouths that are capable of causing infections in bite wounds. If you know that your cat has been in a fight, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to notify your veterinarian immediately. Veterinarians can tell you that antibiotics given within 24 hours will often stop the spread of infection and may prevent the development of an abscess – a swelling filled with pus, and that usually involves more medical treatment (and more money spent).
According to a paws.org story, “Keeping your cat happy indoors,” free-roaming outdoor cats are at risk for a shortened life, while a cat that stays indoors or uses an enclosed catio may live up to 15 years or more. Indoor cats are usually healthier, too, which saves on veterinary bills for treatment of contagious diseases, parasites, and abscesses from fights with other animals.
We're very happy to hear that Yoshi and Shadow's mom is going to keep her kitties indoors for now on.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read 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.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.