|Julie giving Ray his first bath|
The good samaritan contacted Frederick County Animal Control. Unfortunately, they could not shelter anymore cats and based on his condition would likely euthanize him.
That is where Kingsbrook Animal Hospital stepped in! After hearing of the situation and condition of the little kitten, Dr. Cook agreed to treat him for his numerous ailments and live in the hospital until we could find him a home.
At only one pound, he was emaciated, dehydrated and suffered from ear mites and yeast infection. As if that was not enough, he had intestinal parasites, an upper respiratory infection and his eyes were severely infected and ulcerated. Medical care was started immediately with eye and ear medications, fluids, de-wormer, and antibiotics thanks to the Kylie and Cricket Memorial Fund! His appetite was carefully monitored to make sure he was eating and gaining weight.
|Note the opacity of his eyes|
It wasn’t long before someone found room in their heart for this special needs kitty. He was adopted that November and renamed “Ray Charles”. He now lives in Portland, Maine with his family which includes a cat and 2 dogs that he loves to play with. His owners think that he can see some shadows based on the fact that he likes to whack the dog's tails! He is a very happy cat now that his days on the streets are far behind him.
|Ray Charles is a Happy Cat!!|