Today I must share with you a very sad story. Remember how I told you about Zoe, the feline my fellow special needs cat Lucky told me about? After ten years with a human family, she had been dumped at a shelter. She was pulled from the shelter, and she was going to a good furever home. Lucky and I were very happy to share this cat rescue with you.
Zoe was at a foster home, where the humans she was staying with gave her lots of love. Today, those foster humans came home to a very sick Zoe. Zoe had stopped eating noms, drinking water, and she was not using the litter box.
Furiends, when this happens, it means the poor feline is very sick. Zoe’s foster human knew this, and immediately rushed her to the humans in white coats. They were hoping that Zoe could have a second cat rescue, this time of the medical kind.
The humans in white coats worked very hard to see if they could have a miraculous medical cat rescue. They administered fluids to Zoe. They tried very hard to get her to fight to live.
But Zoe’s body had begun to shut down, my furiends. No cat rescue was possible without her fighting against whatever was ailing her. The pretty eyes you saw, even though they were scared, had become glassy. And she was soiling herself.
Multiple humans in white coats were consulted, including one who has a reputation for not giving up in even cases where the odds against recovery are very long. The conclusion was the same. It was more humane to let Zoe go than to fight to keep her alive.
It is very sad that Zoe never had the chance to experience the love that all felines deserve. She deserved better than to have been tossed away after ten years of giving her best to humans who thought of her as a disposable thing instead of a loving feline.
But in her last days, she was able to experience the good side of humans. I am glad that she had a few days of that, my furiends. The cat rescue may not have had the outcome we wanted, but at least Zoe got that.