When the Ohio SPCA received an email about an injured cat, they knew he needed help. The cat was avoiding capture, and the woman who contacted the Ohio SPCA spent days trying to catch him. Her perseverance paid off however, and the cat, named Joey, was caught and taken to the Rascal Animal Hospital in Columbus for treatment.
An update Friday on the Ohio SPCA’s Facebook page reads:
“Joey is getting along great. He has been neutered, vaccinated, given antibiotics, treated for fleas, and the abscess area shaved and cleaned up. Thank you, Rascal Animal Hospital for taking good care of this sweet boy.”
It is not known how Joey got the abscess, but it may have been from an animal bite.
The Ohio SPCA also adds the good news “This boy is now safe for the rest of his life.”
That is what they do. The Ohio SPCA takes in animals on their farm sanctuary, and offers them a peaceful, safe haven.
Just days earlier, Sparky, a six-week-old feral cat missing part of his leg, had to have the leg amputated. The bone on one leg was exposed, so the rest of his leg needed to be removed. Sparky’s surgery went well. Watch video of Sparky posted by TwoLoose Wheels on the Ohio SPCA’s Facebook page.
The Ohio SPCA spends a lot on emergency veterinary bills. Their vet bills for August 29 alone were $1,000 at two clinics. Their emergency veterinary funds have been depleted and they are now faced with bills in the amount of $7,500 for winter hay for the animals on the farm sanctuary. If you wish to donate, visit their website at www.ohiospca.org.
Another way to help is by sponsoring one of the farm sanctuary animals. Cats, dogs, goats, ducks and even a pig can be sponsored. Click here to see some of the animals available to sponsor at the farm sanctuary.
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