At ACR we emphasize the importance of TNR, which helps free-roaming cats live a better life and helps shelters by decreasing intake. This is even more apparent during Kitten Season. If adult cats are fixed, future generations don’t have to suffer like sweet Jelly Bean did.
Jelly Bean’s mom, Sally, and one of his siblings were brutally attacked. This left mama cat with an infected wound. Sadly, the kitten that was attacked had to be euthanized due to his injuries. Because of the trauma from the attack, Sally stopped feeding the other two babies. Then sadly, overnight, a second kitten passed away.
Jelly Bean then stopped eating altogether and we had to rush him to the bet. We had to visit two specalists to find out what was wrong, and eventually had to feed him around the clock with small drops of kitten milk. Finally, just as we were losing hope, he started gaining weight!
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the end of Jelly Bean’s troubles. We found him unresponsive one morning and he was rushed to the emergency clinic. He was diagnosed with a gallbladder infection and was put on antibiotics. He also had to spend the night in the ER. Fortunately after his stay at the clinic, Jelly began eating beautifully and is a growing normally! While recovering, he loved purring and snuggling with Pudding, an orphan kitten who was definitely in need of some company! His mom, Sally has been spayed, vaccinated, and healed from the attack as well.
We are also happy to report that sweet Jelly Bean has found his furever home and is living life to the fullest. Here at ACR we are committed and persistent when it comes to sweet babies like Jelly Bean. If his parents were fixed through TNR, none of this would have had to happen. Not every cat or kitten gets a chance at treatment, especially feral cats. Therefore, sterilizing cats through TNR is vital to make sure there is as little suffering as possible.
Alley Cat Rescue is leading in the way in promoting humane and compassionate care for ALL cats.