Abby, a male grey DMH kitten, was brought to the Coronado Animal Care Facility on 8/10/19 by a Good Samaritan. He was 10 weeks old. His back leg was obviously fractured. A quick trip to the vet confirmed the injury. There was no choice but to amputate. Since he was so young, the vet wanted to wait as long as possible fearing he would not survive the surgery. Abby went home with a foster family. After a few days the leg became very swollen. A trip to VCA Animal Specialty Group Emergency left no doubt that the leg had to be amputated, but they also worried that he may not survive the surgery. In addition to the fractured leg, it was learned that Abby had a pelvic floor fracture and a stricture in his urethra causing him difficulty urinating. The surgery was successful. Now what to do with the stricture in the urethra. Over a period of three weeks, catheters were inserted getting a little larger each time. This seemed to help. Poor Abby had to remain in the hospital closely monitored for a couple of weeks to be sure he would not pull out the catheters. It was touch and go. Anemia and infection set in. One of the doctors took him home herself to help keep our costs down. Abby came through this ordeal and has been in foster care for the last few months. By January he was well enough to be neutered and became available for adoption. The cost to save this little one was thousands of dollars. Somehow Abby was horribly injured and brought to us. We owed it to him to help if we could. Donations to our special needs medical fund helped pay for most of his care.
Abby’s Stats: male, 10 months old (as of 2/25/20), Grey DSH, neutered, microchip implant, tested negative for FeLV & FIV, dewormed, flea preventative applied, adoption fee – $50
You can meet the PAWS cats and kittens at the Coronado Animal Care Facility. The facility is open daily: 9:00-11:30am and 12:30-4:00pm (except major holidays). It is located at 1395 First Street, at the south end of the Ferry Landing complex.
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, you must first come meet him/her. If it seems like a good match, the next step is to complete a cat adoption application. You may complete the cat adoption application at the facility or online. A PAWS of Coronado cat adoption counselor will contact you within 24-48 hours to discuss your application.
You can read about the adoption process on the Adoption Information page.
If you have any questions not answered on our website, please call Bob at 619-840-9727.