Well all, it was a hard week at the shelter last week & it continued into this week. One of our long term residents took a turn for the worse. He was only 6 years old & had chronic renal failure which began when he was about two. He & his sister had been there a long time (since I'm still fairly new I'm not sure exactly how long). Unfortunatly last week he stoped eating & his blood levels went off the charts. So the director took him home with her to nurse him & see if there was anything she could do for him. His sister is still with us at the shelter, I haven't seen her since this past Satruday, but I may drop by tonight to see how she's doing. Since they were litter mates we are concerned about her, so we put her in a cage with a couple other cats who she would go "visit" when we had open cage time. We are hoping their company will help to ease her into living with out her brother. Unfortunatly he is no longer with us, he left us on Monday. He & his sister spent the beginning of their lives in a church basement where they were fed, but never interacted with so they were both very shy cats. He had gotten to the point he would let people pet him, his sister unfortunatly remains very shy and will only alow people to pet her while she is in her cage. I hate to share such a sad story, but I share in the hopes that maybe someone will be affected in a way that makes them want to help cats like him. Please say a prayer for him & his sister.
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5/8/03 at 3:25pm