About two weeks ago I received a call from the Livingston Parish Detention Center. A sweet little cat showed up with a badly mangled hind leg. They had called several agencies and no one would help them so they turned to the Humane Society of Louisiana - Livingston Chapter. I was not able to get to the cat and the vet before closing, so I asked if of one of them would take the cat to the vet for me. Ofcourse, this was a Friday afternoon at 4 pm! A wonderful lady deputy took the cat to Dodge City Animal Hospital for us. The news wasn't good. The leg was in such bad shape that it needed to be removed. Dr. Einck wanted to stabilize her over the weekend, start antibiotics and perform the surgery the following Monday. I didn't hesistate to help this injured animal, but it did wipe out the money we had raised in 2011. Sookie's initial exam and surgery was $438.00. So, we are back to a zero balance!!!! But, just hearing her purr and seeing her able to walk pain free was worth it. We will just have to work harder and have more fund raisers.
It will be two weeks tomorrow since the surgery and "Sookie" is doing great thanks to her foster mom, Joi.
Sookie is a young kitty, probably less than a year. She is still recovering, so her spay date is 3 months away. However, she can go to her new home at any time.