Victoria, victory, triumph, this young, courageous cat wears her name well. She has shown that she is willing to fight when it comes to her fate: when she was first taken in and hospitalized, she was in critical condition.
Weakened by infectious rhinitis and covered with lice, Victoria's most pressing medical problem was a serious infection of the uterus, which required immediate surgical intervention. In order to save Victoria's life, everything had to be set in motion right away: fluid therapy, antibiotics, and antiparasitics. The next day, she underwent two surgeries simultaneously: a complete disinfection of her abdominal cavity, and an ovariohysterectomy.
The operation went smoothly and Victoria responded well to her post-op treatments. Even though she was weak and had to endure being shaved (a necessary step in combating her lice), Victoria never stopped fighting for her life.
Despite the success of the operation, two days later, Victoria fell victim to a lack of energy and loss of appetite. She was hospitalized for a second time right away and placed under observation. Her dose of antibiotics was adjusted, and that was all she needed in order to get back on the right track.
Victoria is still a bit fearful of humans. She still needs a space that she can call her own in order to feel safe. She appreciates having a comfortable little bed that is just for her. It is here, and during times when she is resting, that she prefers to receive affection and be pet. It is during these moments that she purrs and flips onto her back to encourage us to keep petting her.
Victoria is affectionate, but only when she isn't busy playing; she's a very active cat. Her foster family has nicknamed her "little grasshopper." She is quite agile and loves mechanical and interactive cat toys.
She gets along well with the other cats, especially with the kittens, with whom she has a ball. Because she is so small, in the heat of the action, Victoria is hard to distinguish from the kittens. Victoria was born around March of 2011, but her build resembles that of a kitten of five months of age.
Thank you to the generous godmothers and godfathers of Victoria: Alex, Anne-Marie, Carole, Caroline, two Catherine, Cathy, Cynthia, Josianne, Marie, Nadia, Viviane, Yannick & Stéphanie, and anonymous. Thanks to you, generous sponsors, Victoria is now in excellent shape. Because of this, she was recently able to have her first vaccine. Victoria was adopted in September 2013. She will no doubt bring a great deal of happiness to her new home.
The Refuge pour chats de Verdun team would like to offer you our sincere thanks for supporting Victoria. Without your kindness and generosity, Victoria would never have regained her energy and good spirits!
The volunteer team of the Refuge pour chats de Verdun