He was underweight, with a scabbed nose, a nasty infection and a swollen right leg hat looked broken. Mike was an incredibly sweet kitty. But the odds were stacked against him, until the angels at Philly Urgents Rescue stepped up to save him.
Philly Urgents Resuce is a volunteer organization that finds and rescues shelter animals who need costly medical care or who are slated to be euthanized. They pull out all the stops to get them out of the shelter and into the right hands.
Lucky for Mike, Monica Bell Herzog of Philly Urgents took him on, and featured him on the group’s Facebook page. “Mike is not feeling his best,” she wrote, “but he certainly hasn’t let that stop him from being a sweet and social cat… and how could you resist those blue eyes? He seems to appreciate being petted, leaning into our hands and revel in our attention.”
“Mike has a nasty URI and is severely dehydrated, but he has a hearty appetite and greets visitors at the front of his kennel. He would benefit from an experienced caregiver who can ensure that this gentleman gets the medicine he needs to get back into shape! Additionally, Mike is not bearing weight on his right hind leg, and it is swollen. Our veterinary staff cannot be sure if this kitty has a broken leg or not, and he will need radiographs in order to fully assess the extent and treatment of his injuries. Mike is an incredibly sweet kitty who really deserves to get the care that he needs to feel his best so he can live a full life. Can you be Mike’s last chance at happiness?”
Monica’s Facebook plea was heard, and $400 in donations were made toward helping him and another needy cat named Skittles.
You will be happy to hear that both Mike and Skittles made a “safe exit” from the Animal Care and Control Team shelter in Piladesphia, thanks to the angels at Philly Urgents Care. You can find out more about Mike, Skittles and other animals at Philly Urgents Care, Facebook.
He is out of the shelter and getting the medical attention he deserves. “Mike is sleeping and on the road to recovery,” according to Monica. Now that’s what we call a happy ending.