Age: 6 months old
Health: Treated for fleas and worms, vaccinated and spayed.
Her story: Lovely Hope might be as energetic as any other kitten, but she might not be able to see how you look like. She lost her left eye for an unknown reason before she was rescued from the street, and her right eye was also terribly infected. Now she can only sense some light after the medical treatment that she received.
We don’t know what kind of suffering Hope experienced before she was taken to the PPAR Shelter, we only know that she trusts people so much that every time she hears people calling her she always tries her best to run to the shadow that she senses. We know it is really hard to find someone who is willing to adopt her and also suitable to take care of her and give her a home, but we want to find a good soul for her since Hope is trying so hard to survive.
We want Hope to have a home sweet home! We won’t give up on her. If you ever have the chance to meet Hope, you will realize that she is not different from any other cat although she has a slight disadvantage with her sight. She can live as a normal cat in a stable loving environment.
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Age: Approx. 5 months old
Health: Treated for fleas and worms, and vaccinated.
Her story: On October 16, 2014 the rescuer found a critically injured female kitten in a terrace/roof located in the 3rd floor of the building where she lives. The kitten had two collars, but no contact information of the owner. This white kitten was rushed immediately to the Qing Teng Pet’s Hospital and the vet doctor believed that:
(1) She fell from a balcony in the building and
(2) She was outside many days without receiving any help, food or water.
She was found with barely 35 degrees of temperature and in shock. She has a compression fracture between the vertebra T13 and L1, luckily with no severe displacement, so she is not paralyzed. She was named Persia by her rescuer.
For more detailed information on Persia’s story please go to: http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/phpbbforum/donation-box-white-female-kitten-found-injured-t180107.html
Currently Persia is boarding at St. Anthony Animal Recovery Hospital (Changning District) and she is doing great: she is a happy and playful kitten that, even though she went through a terrible experience, is friendly and jolly!
Persia has sensitivity in her hind legs, she can control her pee and poo, and every day is getting better … however, it is going to take some 6 months to know how much movement capacity she will be able to recover.
Persia has physical therapy every day and acupuncture sessions once per week. In fact, at the same hospital there is a paralyzed male cat named Amon, who now is the “racing buddy” of Persia … as the two of them chase each other on their therapy wheelchairs!
Dr. Goltz has indicated that Persia can already leave the hospital, but she still will need to come back once per week to get her acupuncture sessions. Hereafter, the rescuer is looking for a foster parent(s) or adopter(s) who could help with Persia.
The characteristics of that foster parent(s) or adopter(s) should be the following:
– Someone who lives near St. Anthony Animal Recovery Hospital, so it is not complicated for that person(s) to go there with Persia once per week.
– The foster parent(s) needs to give physical therapy to Persia once every day. Dr. Goltz will teach the foster parent what to do, but we know it is a massage that any person can learn to give to a cat.
– The foster parent (or the relatives or spouse) should be able to supervise Persia while she is moving and playing on her therapy wheelchair.
Sadly, the rescuer is most of the day out of her home due to her office job, so she cannot provide the attention, supervision and help that Persia needs. Of course the rescuer is willing to pay the medical treatment at St. Anthony, the transportation costs of going and coming from the vet hospital, and any other costs related to Persia’s care.
P.S. Evidence found after Persia was rescued indicates that she was tossed from a balcony by her alcoholic owner on purpose.
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If you are willing to give our little Hope or Persia a loving home, please contact us at: [email protected]
Please notice that all potential adopters need to contact PPAR by email first. If they agree on PPAR’s adoption requirements, then PPAR will arrange a visit for them at the shelter to meet all the adoptable cats and kittens (generally during the adoption weekends).
PPAR holds Adoption Weekends (every Saturday and Sunday), from 13:00 to 17:00 hrs., at the PPAR Shelter located in Minhang District, Shanghai. Phone: 021-5480-1699.
For more information about being a volunteer, foster parent or how to adopt a cat or kitten from PPAR, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]
Paw Pals Animal Rescue (PPAR) is a non-profit animal rescue group founded in 2007 by several individual animal rescuers. Their main objective is to find loving homes for homeless cats. Please go to our new website (in Chinese and English) to learn more: http://www.pparshanghai.com/