Cupid was an especially affectionate, playful, charming little kitten who came to the Humane Society with a severe heart murmur. It was so bad, you could feel it through his chest wall. Kittens with this condition rarely live long, and with such a serious issue, they are difficult to adopt out.
Cupid did have one, slim, hope.
Occasionally, these murmurs can heal with time, and the only way to know if this was a possibility for Cupid, was to have a Echocardiogram performed by a specialist. Fortunately, because of the special needs fund, the shelter was able to give him that test and some hope!
A volunteer drove Cupid to his appointment, and came back with good news. he would most likely out grow his heart defect! Cupid is now a healthy, six month old cat enjoying life in a loving home.
But wait! There's more! Cupid's story doesn't end there!
His owner started fostering feral kittens for our shelter, and she says Cupid has a special touch with them. One little kitten in particular follows him everywhere and imitates his every move. Because of Cupid , the little kittens are quickly learning to trust humans.
So, these funds we raise today give kittens like Cupid a chance to get adopted, grow up, and live a long, full life.
And some, like Cupid, and our Wylla, too, get to pay it forward to the next generation of kittens in need!
If you're in a position to add to our Special Needs fund and help cats like Cupid out, please pay a visit to our FUNdraising page today!
Thank you to all who have donated and help make a difference in the lives of shelter cats and kittens!
Here's mentor Cupid and his mentees.