Dodge – Narrowly Avoided Death

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Discovered hiding under a house during a termite inspection, this sweet boy needed help!

He was filthy and hungry, limping from a leg injury. But he was friendly and trusting, and allowed the inspector to get him out of the crawlspace and to Cats in Need.

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We got him to a vet and it was worse than we had hoped: his femur was badly broken and will need a surgery to get it to heal properly.  It appears that Dodge was abandoned by his family, left to fend for himself, and was hit by a car.

Yet despite it all, he was giving the veterinarian kisses as she examined his leg!

We need to raise $2,000 for the surgery to cover the procedure and after care.  We think this loving boy is worth it but we need some help! Donations of all amounts are appreciated and will go directly to Dodge’s medical fund!

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As a 501(c)3 charity your donations are also tax deductible!

If you would prefer to send a check note ‘Dodge Surgery’ in the memo and mail to
Cats in Need 
c/o Yorba Linda PetSmart
5521 Mirage St
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

We are also taking donations in person sat and sun 11-3

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It takes a Team: One of our Cats in Need fosters received a call Friday from her son, who was doing a termite inspection under a home.  He discovered the kitty under the house in a vent, and at first thought he belonged to the homeowner. However, the man did not have any pets.   They dragged a box under the house and the kitty was perfectly content to be picked up and carried out, despite his evident injuries.

After checking with everyone in the neighborhood, there was no one that recognized the cat.  So he called his Mom, who got the rescue team rolling.  Cats in Need picked up the kitty and transported him to The Cat Care Clinic in Orange (a favorite vet of ours), who conducted his examination Friday.

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When they took him in, he had road debris on his body and head, was dirty enough that no one was quite sure what color his coat was, and his paw pads were rough, suggesting his having been outside for some time. Plus X-rays revealed his femur was fractured and starting to separate – surgery will be necessary for a full recovery.

He’s been described as a male flame point Siamese with “beautiful blue eyes” aged 2.5 years.  Dr. Paige called him a “wonderful cat” and they’re taking good care of him. He received a pain shot, pain medication as well as blood work and a flea treatment. He will be staying the weekend under their care.