We would like to share the story of one amazing mother - Ramona. Last week, she came to Great Plains SPCA's Veterinary Care Center with her litter of newborn babies after incurring a severe injury. While trimming pampas grass with a chainsaw, a man who didn't know Ramona was nestled down in a bushel protecting her babies, accidentally hit her and grazed one of her kittens. Once the man realized what had happened, he immediately stopped what he was doing, gathered them all up, and rushed them to local vet’s office. When we heard of the situation we rushed in to help.
Ramona’s front right foot was nearly severed so she was rushed into surgery to have the damaged leg amputated. Her kittens spent the night in foster care, including the one who was grazed by the chainsaw but thankfully didn’t suffer life threatening injuries. The following morning Ramona was reunited with her kittens and went right back to being a wonderful mother, happy to see her babies and caring for them as if they had never left. Ramona never skipped a beat. She is an unbelievably sweet cat and an incredible mother given her accident. The staff named her Ramona because in Spanish it means “protecting hands”, but now she’s in a loving foster home with all of her babies where protecting them no longer has to be a priority, and she can simply just be their mother.
FOXY UPDATE: Remember Foxy, the tiny Chihuahua mix, who was found with a 3 pound tumor attached to her stomach? We wanted to let everyone know that the results came back from the lab and the tumor was completely benign! The tumor was most likely caused by enlarged mammary ducts, fatty tissues and hair follicles that resulted in secondary infections, but no cancerous cells were found. But that's not all! While recovering from surgery in foster care, her foster family decided that they loved her so much that they couldn't let her go, and today they officially adopted her! Now she'll be living the life she deserves and soaking up all the love from her forever family for the rest of her days! Hooray Foxy!
On the left you can see Cheyenne on the day she was rescued by our HERO Team last November. On the right you can see how happy she is now because they did. Cheyenne came to us from a lifetime of neglect, living outside in the elements year after year, suffering from heartworms, multiple skin issues and a number of other ailments as a result of poor ownership. Over the last 5 months Cheyenne has gone through an almost unbelievable transformation while undergoing medical treatment and spending her days in a loving foster home. We are so happy to report that yesterday her foster family officially joined the foster fail club, making her a permanent addition to their family by adopting her! Now only the best, brightest and happiest days lie ahead of this sweet girl! It’s hard to believe from the photos that it’s the same dog.
We all know that pets can sometimes be just what the doctor ordered. So when we heard from GC Hospice that they had a resident whose only wish was to snuggle some kittens, we couldn't say no. We brought not just one, but a whole basket of kittens to snuggle up to!
FOXY UPDATE: Remember Foxy, the tiny dog that was found with a very large tumor? We are happy to report that today, the tumor was successfully removed! As you can see, she is awake now and is resting comfortably and warm under the close watch of our staff at our Veterinary Care Center. Tomorrow, she will be released and will be going to her foster home where she is expected to make a full recovery! Our Veterinarians still aren't sure what caused the tumor, that weighed 3 pounds, but are sending it off for detailed analysis to learn more.
We want to thank everyone in the community who sent donations, thoughts, messages and wishes of love as every bit helped this girl stay strong through this procedure! Foxy has definitely felt the love and is looking forward to the road of recovery and to living the healthy life she deserves!
Great Plains SPCA employees know how to multi-task!