Remember little Penny, the partially blind kitten that was saved moments before she was scheduled to be euthanized?
Well we have good news: Penny is doing fantastic, all thanks to you!
This sweet girl is thriving and has made a tremendous amount of progress during her recovery journey.
She was found sick and starving, weighing barely 1 pound. But those days are long gone!
Not only did your donations help nourish Penny’s little body with nutritious food that gave her strength, but they helped Sarah afford the expensive surgery to have Penny’s ruptured eye removed.
“She desperately needed surgery, but she couldn’t have it until she gained the weight and muscle mass needed to make it through surgery,” said Penny’s rescuer, Sarah Richardson.
Once she reached a healthy weight, she finally had surgery to remove her ruptured eye.
However, it was difficult to determine if the damage on her remaining eye was severe enough to remove it.
The vet recommended waiting until after she’d recovered from having her ruptured eye removed to do more testing and determining what needed to be done to her remaining eye.
After a series of follow-up appointments, the vet concluded that Penny still had a little bit of vision in her remaining eye and she could keep it!
“It was worth waiting and going to those follow-up appointments,” said Sarah. “Because of the donations, we could afford the follow-up appointments and testing that led us to realize she had vision in that eye.”
Months have passed and Penny is finally healthy enough to move on to the next chapter of her life.
“She’s a big, beautiful black cat with gorgeous long hair,” said Sarah. “She kind of resembles a Maine Coon.”
Penny was spayed, fully vetted, and went into foster care 3 weeks ago.
According to her foster, Penny is the most playful and energetic kitten she’s ever seen!
“Penny is a hoot!” Sarah laughed. “She gets the zoomies and bolts around the house at lightning speed!”
Having one eye with partial vision doesn’t slow Penny down at all. She’s always on the go.
Penny’s foster says she gets along great with other cats and dogs, especially ones that want to play.
She’s a sweet and spunky busy bee who loves pouncing on toys, climbing up her cat tree, and chasing the other foster cats around the house before settling down for a well earned nap.
Penny is definitely living her life to the fullest, but none of this would be possible without your help.
Your donations helped Community Cats of Central AR afford the surgery, food, supplies, medication, post-op treatment, and follow-up appointments that led her to be the happy and healthy kitten she is today.
Thank you for being a hero and giving Penny the amazing life she’s always deserved!
A Voice for The Voiceless
Donations benefit Community Cats of Central Arkansas, a small 501(c)3 non-profit that rescues and rehabilitates cats that are victims of cruelty, neglect, and abandonment in a rural part of Arkansas with high animal cruelty rates and limited resources.
If you’re not already, we hope you consider becoming a monthly donor to our Meow Mail program to help future rescue cats & kittens live happily ever after!
See more of their incredible rescue cases by following Sarah Richardson, rescue coordinator for Community Cats of Central AR, on Instagram and Facebook.