2/26/16 – Update on Emily Rose and Pinky: An even sadder story than what we thought originally. On February 24 we posted that Emily Rose and Pinky’s owner died and the family was going to take them to a shelter. Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart, Nicole and Jo A. jumped into action to find a foster and contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart to see if we would pay medical expenses. (of course we said ‘yes’
The back story on these poor babies is that they were alone in the house for TWO weeks after the owner died — no fresh food or water. The family had not been in contact with the owner for many years and did not know there were cats in the home. After the cats were almost given away to someone found on Craig’s List, Jo was able to pick up Emily Rose and Pinky last night. They found some medical paper work that indicated both cats have CH (Cerebellar Hypoplasia) which is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition which results in walking and balance problems. Also, Emily Rose is 15 years old; we don’t know just yet about Pinky.
Fortunately, with heavy networking, an experienced CH foster who volunteers for our friends at Ferndale Cat Shelter, stepped up and offered to foster these sweeties. Emily Rose and Pinky have been through a very traumatic time – losing their mom, being alone for two weeks, being transferred from one home to another, and being taken to the vet to get a wellness check. But, they will now be loved and cared for because of so many people working together. It’s up to all of us to make a difference. ~ diana