Miss Sassy Pants came to The Stray Connection after Hurricane Irma. She had a discernible head tilt upon arrival, probably from a ruptured ear drum and/or a long term ear infection. She was one of the lucky cats who was evacuated from a Tampa shelter before the storm hit their area. Remote Area Medical, based in Rockford, TN, made a special trip to rescue displaced cats. She had a mild ear infection when the rescue first got her that we treated, but her head tilt did not resolve. Furthermore, over time, she continued to have constant nasal drainage, she has a suspicious bump on the bridge of her nose, and her foster mom felt that she was drinking more water than normal. All of these factors lead us to the decision to pursue further diagnostics. HPAN kicked in $300 toward Miss Sassy Pants’ vet bill. She’s worth it!
The Stray Connection took in another kitten who needed an eye removed. Harvey hails from the Roane County Animal Shelter. We are so happy he was given the chance to live through rescue!
The Stray Connection took in two very tiny kittens from the Grainger County Humane Society. Bocelli and BoPeep had been abandoned and obviously abused or injured. They had ruptured eyes that required removal. Without the diseased eyes, the kittens can now grow up pain free as they acclimate to having only one eye.
The Stray Connection is a wonderful cat rescue in our area who routinely pulls from local shelters. They took on a kitten who became sick and needs a diagnosis. She has been seen by a local vet and referred to UT Vet Hospital. Costs will run upwards of $1200. We contributed $300 toward Gidget’s care in hopes that she will live a happy life.