Tigress is about a 5 year old stray cat. When she came to our porch in 2008 she was well nourished and taken care of and looked like she was abandoned by her previous owners. All our neighbors started helping feed her and put up a house for her on the porch, as she was very scared to come into the house. She quickly brought a litter of kittens which we protected and took care of until we were able to give them up for adoption. She had 3 litters of kittens which can be seen on the picture (they were very sweet and we found good caring homes for all of them) yet on the third we were able to trap her with an animal friendly trap and take her to the vet to be spayed and given shots. When she returned from the vet she became a semi stray cat. She started entering our house on very cold days and even allowed us to per her. Tigress is a very sweet loving cat.
About 6 month ago she started developing soars on her body and scratching them constantly. We first tried over the counter medication for various things like flee/ring worm. We tried changing her food to see if it’s an allergic reaction and various other things but the soars just kept getting bigger and worse. We tried multiple times to trap her again with an animal friendly trap to take her to the vet but the only time she went into the trap it malfunctioned and she was able to escape. We tried setting up the trap again but she never went in (very smart cat).
On January 23 (one of the coldest days in Toronto) we tried to find her in the evening to let her into our home but we could not find her even after calling for her many times throughout the evening an early night and checking all her favorite places to hide.
In the morning I discovered her in her cat house in a very bad condition. She couldn’t move, meowed very weak and was shivering.
As she was to weak to resist we were able to pick her up and take her inside. After calling a few places we found an animal hospital that would try to help a semi stray cat. We took her there right away in a small box.
After the veterinarian checked her he said she is in critical condition he could not guarantee that she would survive but they promised to do all they can. Her temperature was very low it was below 32 deg as it was not even registering on the thermometer. Her wounds were very badly infected and were even worse due to frostbite from the low temperature outside (It was -20 that night).
Tigress was places on an ivy with antibiotics and other medicine and the doctor is doing numerous tests to figure out what the soars on her body are from.
Please help us cover some of her hospital bills. The initial estimate for the first week with tests is 1200.
We hope that we can help save her and together with the vet and a rescue group to have her adopted so this never happens again.
Thank you very much for your contributions they mean the world to tigress.