● Missy's story
Missy was entrusted to the Refuge in June of 2016. Because of her size, everyone thought she was pregnant. Missy was weak and had an open wound on one of her eyes, preventing her from being able to open it. She really needed to be examined and treated. She needed our help... Here is her story:
My name is Missy. I'm a female, about 6 or 7 years old, with a tortoise-shell coat that I'm very proud of! I spent some time living in the alleys of Verdun after being abandoned. I used to have a good home. My former family had me sterilized. They must have cared about me. I don't know what happened... I searched in vain for a new family, going door to door looking for my next meal. A woman fed me all winter. One day, she noticed I had a problem with my left eye. She contacted the Refuge for cats (Verdun) and they came to get me. A man examined me and said I need to have surgery on my eye. I don't know what surgery means, but I can't wait for my eye to be better! In the meantime, I'm nice and warm indoors and I'm being fed. I see people come by my cage to look at me. They're always talking about money. What's money? I'm just looking forward to getting out of my cage and playing. Please, can you two-footed people resolve this money problem?
Missy under observation at the clinic
Good News! With your help, we were able to give Missy the surgery she needed. We hope this surgery will give Missy back the use of her eye so that she can enjoy being a cat again and bring happiness to an adoptive family soon.
By sponsoring Missy and making donations, you've helped the Refuge to defray the cost of her care. It is thanks to you, our sponsors, that Missy will be able to get well and give her love to the person or family that adopts her. We will update you on Missy's progress as often as possible.
You've made all the difference in Missy's life, while she had met with indifference. On behalf of Missy, THANK YOU!
Missy, when she got to the veterinary clinic, after a few exams and a little grooming
At the clinic, the vet discovered that, not only was Missy not pregnant, but she has already been sterilized. More importantly, he determined that she has a serious infection of the left eye that needs to be treated. Evaluations, examinations, blood tests: poor Missy has seen a whole lot of syringes and tubes these last few months.
After stablilizing Missy and doing some final examinations, the vet finally diagnosed her with an entropion of the left eye that requires surgical intervention.
Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid turns inwards, towards the eyeball, causing the eyelashes to rub against the surface of the cornea. The pain of this condition causes spasms in the muscles of the eyelids, which in turn causes the eyelid to turn inwards. The rubbing of the eyelashes against the eye causes further irritation and pain, resulting in a vicious circle. Conjunctivitis (often severe) and irritation of the cornea (causing thick, purulent discharge) are normal, and are often accompanied by blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids, causing them to close). The discomfort and pain (sometimes severe) causes the animal to scratch and rub its face against the floor or other hard objects, further aggravating the irritation and the spasms of the eyelids. Left untreated, entropion leads to corneal ulceration, sometimes reaching the deeper layers of the cornea, compromising the structure of the infected eye.
To save Missy's eye, she needed an operation, and we've seeked your generosity.
Missy eye is slowly recovering after her surgery
Donations collected: 615$ ● Goal reached!
Thank you from the heart to the generous godmothers and generous godfathers of Missy: Fanny, Cassandra, Caroline, Mireia, Kirsten, John, Elena, Wendy, François, Hélène, Catherine and our anonymous donors!
The volunteer team of the Refuge for cats Verdun
Beautiful Missy has every hope of getting well since her eye is healing gradually. Missy is now ready to go into a foster home while she awaits adoption, or into an adoptive home for life! During her recovery, Missy will need extra care but she's ready to go back with her cat life in a loving family. Please welcome Missy into your home!
If you wish to help other cats by sponsor them, please visit our website in the next days, new sponsorships will be proposed.