Tommy Girl, a 2-year-old cat, was surrendered to the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center in late December and it was clear from the initial intake that she wasn’t well.
She was dehydrated, running a fever and was suffering from pyometra, an infection of the uterus that can be fatal if not treated.
Tommy Girl was spayed, removing the uterus and ovaries, and she was then placed on medication, fluids and a quiet place to recover.
Given the severity of the pyometra, ARL’s shelter medicine staff were unsure if she would survive.
“Due to the chronic pyometra in her abdomen, and potential for life-threatening sepsis, Tommy Girl’s condition was guarded for the first 24 hours,” said Dr. Amelia Sikora, ARL Community and Shelter Medicine Veterinarian. “Luckily, she showed her strength and rebounded.”
With Tommy Girl continuing to have a lack of appetite following surgery, staff and volunteers kept a close watch on her condition and were even giving her kitten food via syringe, just to make sure she was receiving enough nourishment to help in her recovery.
Slowly Tommy Girl began to eat regularly, gain weight and about three weeks following surgery was ready to find her forever home.
While she is still mending, this past week Tommy Girl found her perfect match and will finish her recovery in her new quiet and loving forever home!
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