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Jiggles, the Marietta cat who was shot, is now blind; overall health improving

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The Marietta, South Carolina cat who was shot is improving, but is now blind. The Community Pet Project (TCPP) reported the following update on their Facebook page at 12:30 on December 14

"There is speculation that the time that his brain went without oxygen, may have brought on the sudden blindness. The Doctor stated that Jiggles eyes are working (moving) though and it is reasonable to believe that his sight will return, but that there are no guarantees."

Overall, Jiggles is doing much better today than yesterday. This Examiner article told of this sweet, injured kitty being rushed from Foothills Veterinary Hospital to Upstate Veterinary Specialists yesterday afternoon.

Jiggles was transferred to Upstate Veterinary Specialists in order to receive a blood transfusion and stopped breathing on his own and had to be intubated. Thankfully he was at a facility who knew how to handle the situation, and is now eating on his own after yesterday's setback.

Jiggles family was able to visit with him, and he knew they were there. He laid his little paw on his daddy's hand, and even opened an eye at the sound of his mom's voice.

Jiggles is still a bit anemic, but is now able to hold his head up and eat. A good appetite is a good sign. He is also being treated for a parasite in his blood. The plans at this time are for Jiggles to remain in Supportive Care at Upstate Veterinary Specialists over the weekend.

Updates will be made on his donation page at YouCaring. The $5,000 goal has been reached, but please feel free to give a bit extra in case it's needed. If not used for veterinary care, it would be a great idea to use the excess to purchase food, litter and toys to make this a special Christmas for Jiggles.

Jiggles has a strong will to live, and his story should be shared. Even if his blindness is permanent, there are many blind cats leading normal lives with no problem. Right now whether Jiggles can see or not see isn't a big issue. Please keep him in your thoughts over the weekend.

No information has come in on who may have shot this poor kitty, but tips can be reported to the TCPP Facebook page.

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