Blizzard arrived in our care in December 2017.
Due to his fear of humans, he needed to be trapped in order for him to receive the life-saving care he needed. With the assistance of a compassionate local resident, he was soon safe in BAWCS care.
Blizzard had been living on the streets for a very long time. A life which had not been kind to this poor boy, which was even more apparent on arrival at our shelter.
His thin body was proof of the struggles he must have endured living on the streets. Fleas, dirt, cuts and scrapes were further indicators of how rough he had been living.
Luckily, he had a healthy appetite and without having to worry about his next meal, he has slowly been gaining weight. After a little bit extra planning, we were able to get him to our veterinarian so he could be vet worked and bloods were taken to check his overall health.
His blood work revealed that Blizzard is FIV positive (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). His tests also showed that he was positive for Mycoplasma Haemofelis, a bacteria that acts as a parasite in the blood, causing anemia. He will be treated with a long term antibiotic to clear the infection.
An added concern was his high globulin levels, the antibody protein which helps to fight disease. This may be due to his current conditions, or may be an indicator of yet another sinister illness.
Blizzard will need continued close monitoring of his condition to ensure that his health is improving.
Although he has not been interested in human touch, we are slowly working to gain his trust. He’s still very wary and will soon let us know if we have breached his boundaries but he does allow us to keep getting that little bit closer.
Given his health concerns and his fear of humans, at this stage Blizzard will not be available for adoption. He will continue to be safe in BAWCS care as a permanent resident. Your sponsorship will help support his ongoing care and veterinary expenses.
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