Whiskers is a No-Kill organization. We do not shy away from difficult situations. Take for example:
BOINK was born with a severely deformed rear leg. He had 5 brothers & sisters. He learned to run and play with his siblings as his deformity didn’t slow him down one bit. At 5 months old he was neutered and his leg was amputated. He fully recovered in a wonderful foster home, and he never lets his disability hold him back. Boink was adopted and is living his best life. Happy Boy! Happy Life!
FAITH: Unfortunately, Faith had a rough start. Her mother was very aggressive and attacked her babies when they were 3 hours old. Faith was the only survivor. She was bottle fed every 3 hours and was in critical condition. After many ups and downs and numerous medical appointments, Faith is finally beginning to stabilize. She is 10 weeks old now and although small for her age, continues to do well with her Foster Mom.
WINTER: As a kitten, Winter was diagnosed with FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), a deadly disease that most cats and kittens die from. There is a 1% survival rate. Horrible news for the little one. We knew the odds but with the help and guidance of a critical care Vet., we joined a trial study with injections daily for almost 2 months. Although depressed, she rallied with the medication and the love of the volunteers and was finally clear of this dreaded virus and was adopted into a beautiful loving home.
GIO: This is a tough one to write. Many of you may know the story. GIO was a special 5 week old boy cared for by an amazing foster Mom. When he couldn’t keep food down and was losing weight, he was diagnosed with Persistent Aortic Arch, where a ring develops around the esophagus, growing tighter as the kitten grows so that food cannot get through. Surgery was our only option to save his life, but at less than 2 pounds, he needed to gain at least 2 more pounds. When bottle feeding didn’t work, he had to have a feeding tube. Hand in hand with the Newtown Emergency Hospital doctors, our amazing foster, and you, our donors, GIO was growing. His future seemed bright and on track. Unfortunately at 18 weeks when he began to slow down and get quiet, we learned he was suffering with deadly FIP (like Winter). Gio was not going to make it even with medical intervention. We made the difficult decision to let him cross the Rainbow Bridge in the loving arms of his Foster Mom. We know the suffering for GIO is over but the pain and the void for all of us lingers. Run Free, Sweet Boy.
During this “Season of Giving” please consider a Tax-deductible donation to Whiskers so that we may continue our life saving work.
• Check donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 367 • Southbury, CT 06488.
• Debit/Credit Card, Google Pay, Apple Pay, PayPal and Direct Bank debit (ACH) donations can be made HERE.
• VENMO donations can be sent to @CatsRus (Southbury Whiskers)