Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Venitian Nights

Venitia was originally found outside by someone who tried to keep her, but she simply did not get along with the other cats in the household. Venitia is just a little thing, and if you didn't know she was an adult cat, you might think she was a kitten. She was in very poor condition when she was admittted to Red Door. There were patches of fur missing from her back, scabs all over her body, a small hard nodule just beneath her skin on her shoulder, and her left eye appeared to be damaged. The veterinarians who first examined her thought that maybe someone had tried to roughly shave all of her fur off, cutting her with the razor in the process. The small hard nodule lodged in her shoulder was thought to be a pellet or a bee bee. This was later confirmed by an eye specialist who said that it appeared that her left eye had been shot with a pellet or bee bee. The doctor confirmed that Venitia most likely could not see out of this eye, however, no treatmeant or surgery was required.

Venitia did not allow any of these things to deter her. In the weeks and months since coming to Red Door, her skin has improved dramatically, and she's getting around superbly with the use of only one eye. She's very sweet, affectionate, and trusting, which is surprising given her prior history with treatment from people. She's not a big fan of other cats, and would be best in a loving home on her own.

5 comments:

Jocelyn said...

What a good thing she was able to be rescued! I hope she finds her forever home.

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Lisa Schneider said...

Wanted to share that we are the very lucky family who was able to take home Venetia! We absolutely love our new girl; it is a joy to watch her discover our big windowsills, soft beds and spaces to run and hide. She has been sleeping with us every night and greets our 5 year old with a "head butt" every morning. We are so happy to know that she will never be harmed as long as she is with us. Thank you Red Door! You took the extra effort to get her to an eye specialist in addition to giving her every med she needed get as healthy as she is! I am so glad she got to you and now to us! A happy ending!

Jenna said...

Such a great update Lisa and good to know Venetia found a loving home!

Red Door Animal Shelter said...

Lisa - thanks for the update on Venetia. We plan to feature her in our next entry (about our February adoptions), which should post this coming Wednesday