The entire world (not joking) rallied around this boy giving him donations, love and support. His bills totaled out at around $48,000 and we raised over $45,000 of it from the community!
The tears, sleepless nights and worry were so worth it to see how this boy turned out!
Emerson was posted about on facebook by his caretaker. He was missing for awhile and came back to her one day very skinny and very injured.
We rushed him over to PennVet where they determined he sustained a blow to the face and had brain swelling, a detached retina and a broken jaw! He underwent surgery to stabilize his jaw with a button procedure but then he broke his buttons a week later!!!! So then they tried a “tape muzzle” which he repeatedly took off and put it in precarious positions on his head 😂.
Emerson’s jaw has healed nicely and he has an upcoming surgery this week to remove the wire in his mouth and some teeth. His brain swelling totally subsided and he doesn’t have any lasting effects.
🖤 Emerson is the ABSOLUTE SWEETEST BOY EVER!!! He loves HUGGING, KISSING, and CUDDLING!!!!
There was a post in January about a very very beat up cat in South Philly.
We scoured the area looking for him and couldn’t find him. With the help of a neighbor, she was able to trap him and dropped him off to Debbie, our volunteer, at midnight where she rushed him over to the vet.
The first vet said he was fractious and feral but when he went to the 2nd vet it was confirmed that he was the most gentle and sweet boy!!
With a slew of vet visits, a lot of medical care and a loving foster, this boy has made a total transformation.
Meet Hope! Hope was born with a condition called Congenital Tarsal Hyperextension. The reason why she was born that way was because she did not have enough room in the womb to properly develop, although her three siblings turned out just fine.
She and her siblings were found at three weeks old in a feral colony in South Philly. It didn’t take long to discover that Hope was just a little bit different. At a quick glance, her hind legs appear to bend backward at the knee, leaving her unable to use her back paws. Since there wasn’t quite enough room in the womb, her hind legs were compromised, leaving them bent backwards at the ankle.
While she has no function of her ankle/foot, she doesn’t let that hold her back. Hope is a playful, loving kitten who loves to run, jump, and climb. Despite her playful personality, it was obvious she was in pain. She had difficulty walking on hard surfaces and would often lick at her legs to relieve pain. In an effort to create a better quality of life for Hope, she began physical therapy under the supervision of a specialist. Her foster family does exercises with her three times a day to help extend the muscles and tendons in her legs. She also has a pair of braces that were custom made to fit her throughout her physical therapy process. The ideal outcome is her legs to be straightened with physical therapy, but it will be a lengthy 6-9 month process with zero guarantee of success.
After months of therapy, Hope has been officially given a clean bill of health, Although aesthetically she will never look exactly like every other cat, she now has a better quality of life.