Posted June 29, 2016
On June 19, a scared kitten weighing 2 pounds was found on I-4. He was brought into the Veterinary Emergency Clinic’s Casselberry location by Debbie, a Good Samaritan.
The kitten was examined and found to have an abdominal hernia – a hole in the muscles of the body wall. This kitten’s hernia was severe and would require surgery to put his intestines back into his body. Debbie and the VEC team did not hesitate and immediately gave this kitten a chance.
The kitten underwent abdominal exploratory surgery that night and no serious internal injuries were noted. His intestines were examined and put back where they belonged. And, the hole in his muscle was fixed. The kitten recovered from surgery quickly and was eating with gusto a few hours later!
Today, this kitten is named Cooper and he is living the good life with the woman who wanted to give him a chance, Debbie.
If you think you are having a pet emergency, contact the Veterinary Emergency Clinic of Central Florida at (407) 644-4449 to learn about our emergency pet care services.