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  • Three-legged kitten gets second chance

    Dec 28, 2015 | Read More News
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    wallyThis year, you helped prove there is no finer family member than a kitten with three legs.
    When a good Samaritan brought Wally to us in July, he was a tiny stray with a very swollen, painful and infected back leg. Dr. Sarah Rios, one of our three amazing vets, was able to immediately give Wally a shot of Convenia. Thanks to donations from our caring community, we were able to purchase this expensive, yet extremely effective, antibiotic.
    Our medical team also gave Wally pain medications so he was comfortable, cleaned his wounds, and sent him to a foster home for around-the-clock care. With help from Wally's doting foster parents, our medical team tried everything in the coming weeks to save his leg. Unfortunately, Wally's long-neglected infection proved too far gone, and Dr. Jennifer Wilcox had to amputate his little leg.
    Once Wally healed from his big surgery, Lindsay Guzman and her husband, Tyler Kloefkorn, adopted him. They were not at all bothered by his disability, and they tell us it doesn't seem to make a bit of difference to Wally, either, who is also known as Walter and Mr. Meow.
    wallyWally is known for zooming around the house, hiding his possessions and aggressively cuddling with his people.
    "Among all of his talents and hobbies, Wally's snuggling stands out," Tyler tells us. "He is so gentle, warm, and calming." 
    If a very injured kitten like Wally had come to us just two years ago, we most likely would not have had the staff or resources we needed to save his life. Thanks to help from friends like you, in 2015 we did.

    "We cannot thank PACC, his foster parents, and those who rescued him enough -- we couldn't ask for a better companion," Tyler tells us, adding that the couple text each other pictures of their kitten throughout the day.
    "We are so thankful that Wally was given a second chance in life, and that he found his way to our family." 
    wallyWe are Pima County's only shelter that never turns away stray and injured pets like Wally. The community's support is so important for us to be able to keep saving pets like him in 2016. Please consider making a year-end, tax-deductible gift to our nonprofit partner, the Friends of PACC

    This independent group helps meet critical needs for the more than 20,000 pets we take in each year. Through the end of the year, the John M. Simpson Foundation, the Bruce Family Foundation and UA's Phi Delta Theta Fraternity will match your gift, up to $15,000.

    Thank you for helping our county shelter be a place of second chances for our community's neediest pets. We appreciate you!