Posted on May 11, 2017
Sassy has been showing great improvement over the past week or so. The inflammation in his leg has been going down, and he has seemed to be feeling better. Today, however, I saw his leg, and there is quite a bit of swelling again. This is quite concerning. We called the vet and she put him back on antibiotics.
It is becoming increasingly likely that he will need to have the leg amputated at the affected joint. The surgery won't be cheap, and he will need a lot of care through his recovery. Helen is not sure she can give him what he needs.
We had a frank discussion, and we both agreed that it might be better for Sassy to be re-homed with someone who can better attend to his needs. Helen has her own health issues to contend with, and she is on a fixed income. She loves Sassy, and as much as she would like to keep him with her, she believes he will be better off with someone who is more equipped to deal with him. (Helen does have other pets so she will not be alone.)
So that is where we are now. We are looking for a special person who is willing and able to take on a sweet cat who will likely need some medical attention for the short term. Sassy is young, approximately a year old, and otherwise healthy. He has been neutered and he has his shots. Once he gets through the surgery and recovery, he has a good chance of living a long healthy life. We hope to find a home in the northeast Ohio area, but if that is not possible, we might be able to arrange transportation to other states.
Do you know a special someone who might like to add Sassy to his or her family? Please share and help us find him the purrfect home.
We will keep the fundraiser active until he no longer needs support. Your kind support has gone a long ways to offset the costs of his care. Currently, he has a balance of $175, and he will likely have new care added to that.
Thanks so much for your caring support for Mr. Sassy Pants!
BZ, Helen and Sassy