Kitten needed eye removed due to severe infection
During a recent scheduled stop along the South Coast for the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Spay Waggin’, an 11-month-old community kitten from Westport, MA, came in to be neutered and was slated to be returned to the field.
However, this kitten needed additional veterinary care due to a severe upper respiratory infection.
The infection had impacted one of his eyes to the point of rupture, meaning he would need the infected eye removed.
ARL agreed to take over his care and he was transferred to ARL’s Dedham Animal Care and Adoption center where the neuter and enucleation surgeries were performed.
As with every community cat that comes into ARL, the kitten, now named Mike Wazowski in honor of a character from the Pixar movie Monsters Inc., was assessed behaviorally to determine if he was to be returned to the field or put up for adoption.
Mike was social almost immediately, and his playful personality quickly won over staff and volunteers alike.
The resilient 11-month-old kitten recovered quickly from his surgeries and less than two weeks after coming to the Spay Waggin’, Mike found his perfect match and is loving his new home!
Spread the Love to Help Animals Like Mike All Year Long!
During the month of February, as many celebrate love and affection, ARL is Spreading the Love to highlight the love we share for our furry and feathered friends!
Animals like Mike give us so much. They provide comfort, happiness, and, of course, love. And animals have been a huge support for so many during these difficult months.
Here are 3 way to join us and Spread the Love:
- Express your love for animals by making a gift
- Make a gift in honor of a love one and send a special Valentine’s Day message with an eCard or a mailed card
- Become a Champions Circle member and help animals in need all year long
ARL’s Champions Circle is a special group of 800+ dedicated individuals who provide support in the form of recurring (usually monthly) donors. Their generosity provides the critical support to keep animals safe and healthy all year long.
If you’re interested in joining this select group, use our secure online form or call Derek at (617) 226-5662 to set up your gift over the phone.