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Nick Furry

I have been fostering these two adorable house panthers since they were two weeks old. At around four weeks of age I started to noticed something wrong with the little male's left eye.

I contacted my foster coordinator who had me bring him in so our in house vet could take a look at him. She was a bit baffled at what could be causing it so we tested him for various illnesses/cat diseases and they all came back negative. At four weeks old there isn't a lot we could do except wait and see what happened and how the eye developed. After another week I could tell he didn't seem to have vision in that eye and slowly the entire eye globe started to swell. Well, I woke up last Tuesday morning to this:
The vet had me bring him back in and it was apparent the eye would need to be removed. We did not know if it could be a tumor or glaucoma or what the heck the poor little dude had going on. The only issue was that he was tiny and only 1.5 lbs. Typically it isn't that great to do …

Fostering Saves Lives

Two weekends ago a friend messaged me and asked if my shelter could save some sick kittens from another area of California because they risked being euthanized simply for having eye infections. The harsh reality of over population of animals (and especially kittens during spring/summer every year) is that, most shelters are too crowded, don't have the manpower or fosters to help care for these animals, and they don't have the funds. So, unless an animal is healthy they are put down almost immediately upon arrival. You might be thinking that isn't the real case. I am telling you it is. I have been volunteering/fostering for many years and in different states. The outcome is always the same. Underfunded and overcrowded do not mix with animal shelters. Please, spay and neuter your animals.

Back to the kittens;


These little guys needed help, but they were several hours from me and my shelter. After getting approval from my shelter's foster coordinator, I had some amazing …