This is Mandi she is hard to look at, but she doesn’t care. All she cares about is eating her soft, prescription food and acting like a happy, playful kitten.
“Imagine a broken jaw trying to suck a bottle,” said Barron. “Anger doesn’t even begin to cover my feelings about this family.”
Mandi’s injuries could’ve resulted from being burned while trying to eat a live wire.
“Without the family coming forward, we don’t know for sure exactly what happened,” said Barron.
Mandi spent time at the shelter’s vet and returned to the shelter, but an infection sent her back.
“They are also trying to figure out how to put that jaw back together in one so little and so young,” said Barron. “Otherwise she is in good spirits, always at the front of her cage looking to eat. As long as it’s very soft, she can lap it up, and that she does with much gusto, and of course, mess.”
The shelter’s vet wants to wait until she is older to determine if she needs her jaw wired.
“She is funny and has a loving, playful personality, considering what she’s been through with her broken jaw,” she said. “She is definitely in pain, but she hides it very well by letting her little kitten personality come out.”
Our shelter is severely overcrowded with 28 dogs, 178 cats and kittens, 6 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs and a chinchilla. We only have sufficient room for 19 dogs and 50 cats. Our animals do not have time limits, many already with us for more than 2 years. Despite no room, we took in an abandoned dog found tied tightly to a tree, an 8 yr old obese dachshund with an untreated skin infection in need of thyroid medication, a litter of 3 week old kittens, a stray rabbit, an emaciated unclaimed lost older dog, and a cat found dying on the side of a road to name a few. We also respond to injured wildlife and transport them to either a vet or wildlife rehabilitators. Our vet bills exceed $5000 as of today and we are unable to cover our food and pet supply bills.
We are a not for profit humane society celebrating our 60th year and are desperately in need of monetary donations to sustain our care of our homeless animals. Your contributions to our cause are most greatly appreciated.
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