Arrival Story: Mia is another rescue from the storm basin near my house. One night while caring for the colony, this little thing kept running back and forth meowing like crazy, but not letting me near. She ran from plate to plate eating and every time I approached she ran off. The next day it rained like a monsoon... I wondered what had happened to that poor little thing, but happily I saw her again the following night. At that I was determined to catch her. I had a carrier in my car, set it up on it's end (the best way to get a cat into one!) and proceeded to sneak up on her and grab her. I got her into the carrier and she almost got back out, but there was no way I was letting her get away! I brought her to my friend's shed and she was the tasmanian devil that night! LOL! I know she was just terrified. By the next day she had calmed down and was the sweetest thing. She is an absolute love! How someone could have dumped her out there is beyond me. sigh... The poor thing had a rough go of it when we went to spay her. I was going to bring her to my regular vet who does a lot of feral/stray work, but the rescue group who was going to adopt her out said no, we'll have her done at our regular place. Well... she nearly died! She went into cardiac arrest when they began to administer the anesthesia. A lot of low cost clinics use intravenous anesthesia and if a cat is going to have a reaction, it is far more likely with that than with gas. Especially if they don't do blood work first, which most clinics don't. I was hysterical and brought home a cat that I didn't know if was going to be blind or neurological or what. I spent two nights sleeping on the bathroom floor with her. The first night was horrible. She walked into walls and everything else, stumbled and yowled. The next morning she was a little better, but still not good. That night her eyes finally were reacting to light and by the following night she was back to normal - whew!! Just this past monday I brought her to the vet I originally intended to bring her, they did pre-op bloodwork, used gas and she came through with flying colors! I brought her home the next morning and it was as if nothing happened - she's her happy, loving, purring self. Now all she needs is a loving home. Here is yet another I want to keep with all my heart but just can't. If you can open your heart to this precious little girl, please contact me. We'll both love you forever! :-)
Bio: Mia was also placed in Petco and within two weeks, found her furrever home! We adopted her out just yesterday (1/10) and the family is wonderful! It was so hard giving her up, after all we've been through together, but her new family will love her to death and she'll be very happy - that's all that matters!