In December two small female kittens were found dangling from nooses on a telephone pole; luckily a Sacramento area woman found them in time to save them from being strangled to death. Today the rescued kittens are healthy, happy and ready to find a family to love.
But the path for the two sisters has not been without challenges.
One of the little girls, a soft black kitten with wisps of white on her chest, had both of her hips partially dislocated as a result of the incident. There is no specific treatment for the injuries since her hips were not fully dislocated; the issue will have to resolve itself over time. The kitten, now named Veronica Lake, has an awkward way of walking at times but her discomfort is easing.
Her sister, a lovely black and white kitten, was treated for infections in both eyes and a serious upper respiratory virus. Now called Maya Angelou, the tuxedo kitten is a true survivor.
- Despite their horrific experience, both Veronica and Maya love people. They are as playful as any other 13-week old kittens, although Maya can jump higher and run faster than Veronica can with her injured hips.
They are very affectionate kittens that love to be petted, and are quick to express their joy with loud purrs.
The non-profit animal rescue group HART (Helen’s Animal Rescue Team) took the little girls in and have cared for them since they were cut down from the nooses. With assistance from C.A.T.S. (the non-profit Cats about Town Society), Veronica and Maya have come along beautifully and are ready to be adopted.
In addition to having their injuries treated, the kittens have been spayed, immunized, wormed and given flea treatment. To cover part of the cost of their care, an adoption fee of $60.00 for the pair applies. The girls need to be kept as indoor-only pets.
- Veronica and Maya have survived so much and truly love another, so they need to be adopted together.
If you are interested in learning more about adopting these sweet survivors, contact HART at 916-730-7814 or by email at [email protected]
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