On Friday (9-27-13), we got an urgent plea from Oran M. Roberts Elementary School. Fourth graders found a male kitten in one of the playground trash cans. They called the assistant principal. There was indeed a kitten almost completely submerged in water. The only thing above water was his little nose and one paw. They pulled him from the trash. The stench led them to believe that he had been in there for a while. (Subsequently, a janitor reported for two days he heard a kitten crying but could not locate it.) The rescuers dried him off, and one of the coaches set him up with a heater to warm him up. A thoughtful parent (who is highly allergic to cats) bundled him up and rushed him to the shelter. An emergency vet visit determined he was in fact hypothermic, dehydrated and in critical condition from submersion. Aquarius received lots rest on a heating pad, getting fluids, antibiotics and syringe feedings at the shelter.
Aquariusis not available for adoption but he is available for our Guardian Angel Program. Since he can be shy and he has been at our shelter since 2013 we feel he may not adjust well in a new home.
If you will like to sponsor Aquarius on our Guardian Angel Program and will like updates please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you become his sponsor, we will email you with an update and a picture once a month.
You are also welcome to come and visit him too. We are open every day but Tuesday between 11:45 and 4:45.