Lou C. – formerly known as Lucy – is happy and playful now in foster care as he moves on from the terrible incident that left him shot in the head and left for dead.
Lou was found on May 28 by a concerned citizen after he was shot twice with a pellet gun, wrapped in garbage bags and tossed in a dumpster in SE Portland, Oregon. He was taken into the care of the Oregon Humane Society, where veterinarians discovered he’d been shot in the head and planned to remove the bullet or pellets after waiting to see if some observable neurological effects appeared to lessen. A pellet was lodged in his cheek.
The injured kitten got a lot of media coverage and a huge outpouring of support from animal lovers, and OHS was swamped with offers to give the kitten a good home.
Up until today, Lou was thought to be a girl, and is known as Lucy in earlier reports, including our post from June 11, Kitten is on the mend after being shot and tossed in dumpster.
The pellet has been removed, and Lou is now very playful and active in foster care.
His actual gender was revealed when he was scheduled for spay surgery, which turned into a neutering.
OHS wrote at Facebook today: “Our survivor kitten had a surprise in store for our medical team when they examined “her” today in preparation for spay/neuter surgery: “Lucy” is now known as “Lou C.” – he’s a boy! … Lou is already feeling frisky following his successful neuter and removal of what turned out to be an air gun pellet from his cheek. Lou will continue to build his strength in foster care for another week or so.”
The Oregonian shared this video report on Lou C. in a story today:
Here is a cute video with the recovering kitten:
Lou C. the Survivor KittenOur survivor kitten had a surprise in store for our medical team when they examined “her” today in preparation for spay/neuter surgery: “Lucy” is now known as “Lou C.” – he’s a boy! As you can see, Lou is already feeling frisky following his successful neuter and removal of what turned out to be an air gun pellet from his cheek. Lou will continue to build his strength in foster care for another week or so. Thanks again for your well-wishes and interest in adopting Lou – watch and read more here: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/06/lou_the_kitten_recovering_foll.html
Posted by Oregon Humane Society on Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Lucy in her foster home, growing big and strong and playful. Full story here: http://bit.ly/lucykitten
Posted by Oregon Humane Society on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
2 thoughts on “Shot, dumped kitten Lou C. is doing great after pellet is removed!”
I hope that they catch the pig who shot and dumped this kitten. Heaven only knows what other animals they are hurting. I pray they get found and serve time in prison with some inmates who are animal lovers !!!