Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dustin: a Buddy & Belle animal profile

Meow. My name is Dustin (A111816) and I am six months old. Even though I’m pretty young, I had a rough start to life. In fact, I spent much of my time living on the streets. They can be a pretty dangerous place, as I found out just a few days before Christmas when I injured my leg pretty badly! I was very cold and very scared because I wasn’t sure anyone would find me and give me the help I needed.

Luckily, someone heard my meows of pain and called the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS). An emergency agent came right away to help, but because it was so late at night, I was taken to an after-hours veterinary clinic for help. The staff there were so nice to me and gave me pain medicine right away make me feel better.

Once the medication kicked in and I began to calm down a bit, the agent brought me to the OHS. The veterinarian there did some X-rays and told me that my leg was so damaged that it would need to be amputated. Unfortunately, while I patiently waited for my surgery date in the shelter, I contracted upper respiratory infection (URI), which is like a bad cat cold.

Because I was in such rough shape and needed constant monitoring, one of the vet techs at the OHS decided that she would foster me in her own home so I could get healthy as quickly as possible and get ready for surgery.

I am currently resting and looking forward to finding my new forever home once I’m well enough!

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