Gordie is a beautiful feline aged approximately 3 months old. On August 6, 2016, she was found in terrible condition mewing in a roadside ditch, by two volunteers with Zoe’s Animal Rescue on their way home.
She was unable to walk and could only drag herself along by her front legs.
The volunteers rescued her and took her straight to the vet to be examined and x-rayed. It was determined she had a broken femur and pelvis as well as multiple bone fractures from unknown causes.
As cats are naturally inquisitive creatures, she may have ventured out too far going on an adventure and most likely got hit by a car. In other sad cases it could have been caused by animal cruelty and neglect.
Gordie was placed on pain medication awaiting the date of her surgery. Zoe’s Animal Rescue had successfully applied for and been granted two previous ISF emergency grants so they decided to apply another time to save Gordie. The application was approved and surgery was scheduled for August 11, 2016.
Gordie has had two successful surgeries; the first to place a metal plate in her leg and the second to remove the top of her irreparably damaged femur. Her leg was immobilized for a period of time after the surgery which would have been extremely bothersome to an active kitten like Gordie!
Her recovery went smoothly. Later, x-rays showed good bone healing and she no longer needed to be immobilized. Gordie was also spayed, micro chipped and then placed into a foster home.
There was a final vet visit scheduled the month after the surgeries to remove the stitches and a follow-up on the surgery healing. The good news is there are no foreseeable long-term issues with her care and she would be up for adoption once her recovery was complete.
On November 12, 2016 Gordie’s adoption was finalized and both Gordie and her new family absolutely adore each other.
We are all very happy this turned out to be a happy and successful grant story. We wish Gordie all happiness, love and health.
Written by Popi Doukakis
Edited by Bob Stone