Tortured Roseville Cat Goes Home
Roseville, CA - One month after being found near death, a little kitten named Van is on the road to full recovery and he is going home.
Just one month ago, Van was found by a Good Samaritan in the bushes along Vernon Street. According to the report from Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital, where Van was first brought, each of his little ears had been "chopped off and glued on the tips to stop the bleeding." His whiskers also appeared to be burned off. Van was transferred to Placer SPCA, where he received medical care from Placer SPCA Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Barb Jones. Due to his need for constant monitoring, he was released to the foster home of Yvonne Anderson, where he could receive medical care and start to heal.
Van was still in shock when he arrived at Mrs. Anderson's home. In addition to his physical injuries, he was also battling a severe upper respiratory infection and ulcers on his nose, lips, and tongue. These ailments contributed to his unwillingness to eat on his own and he required hand feeding for nearly 3 weeks after his arrival. Nevertheless, this little kitten was determined to make a full recovery.
In addition to the love and care Van received from his foster mom, he was also adored by the furry family members, including Fiona a large and loving pitbull, Molly the Chihuahua, and 10 year old Bernadette, another cat that Mrs. Anderson was fostering from Placer SPCA.
After making great strides in his health over the last month, Van is now ready to be adopted. The Good Samaritan, Burton Gilmore, had expressed immediate interest in adopting Van when he had found him. Mr. Gilmore has patiently hoped and waited for this little man's recovery. Now, that he has a clean bill of health, Mr. Gilmore will be make the adoption final on Friday, August 16 at 1:30pm at Placer SPCA Roseville Companion Animal Care Center (150 Corporation Yard Road).
The purporter who inflicted these crimes to Van, has not been located. If you have information that could lead to the arrest of the individual responsible for this crime, we urge you to contact Crime Stopper's at 916-783-7867 or you can submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at www.roseville.ca.us/police, or you can text a tip to 274637 ("Crimes") and start the tip with the word "Roseville".
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