On Saturday night (20 May) one of BAWCS special needs cat Little Legs was rushed into the Emergency vet clinic. After a dental procedure two days earlier, she became ‘flat’ and then stopped eating with her gums very pale and urine quite dark.
It turns out Little Legs had picked up an infection which spread from her blood to her lungs/chest cavity. Over the weekend she was critical and it has been an extremely stressful time with her blood pressure very low and not able to maintain her own temperature. She’s been on oxygen as well, to support her lung capacity. Whilst we don’t have unlimited funding, we will always give of our animals in care the maximum support required to get them well, Little Legs being no exception.
BAWCS made the call this morning (Monday 22 May) at 8am to see if she had made it through the night after intensive care all weekend.
She had! And is now showing signs of the antibiotics she is on have kicked in and less fluid is draining from the two tubes in her chest. The prognosis is guarded and she’ll need to remain at the vet, closely monitored for at least another 4 days.
As you can imagine the vet bill we are going to be receiving will be quite significant, already above $7,000 so we are reaching out to our supporters to see if you would like to
1. Click here to donate direct to the appeal. Please use the reference Little Legs OR
2. Click here to sponsor Little Legs. If you decide to sponsor, you’ll be invited to join our private FB group BAWCS Shelter and Sanctuary sponsors where you’ll be able to see what has been happening with this precious girl and get real time updates.
Please keep Little Legs in your thoughts as we follow closely what we are hoping will be a full recovery to good health.
BAWCS ‘caring with compassion’