Misty-Marie is very happily settled in her forever home, enjoying all the perks of life indoors with her new, loving people-family. This beautiful little girl, about age 5, was rescued in January 2010 from a rough life foraging for dinner scraps in dumpsters and was then briefly named “Lucky” for obvious reasons (she was later renamed “Misty-Marie” once adopted). Friendly and affectionate, it was clear right away that Misty-Marie had been someone’s pet for a long time. Once rescued, Misty-Marie spent some time in vet care and was a good sport even when they had to shave some of her beautiful but hopelessly knotted mane. We are sure that Misty-Marie will always be grateful to the good people who had alerted GVAC to her homeless plight so she could be rescued. Then, after a short but happy foster home stay, Misty-Marie found her forever home when she was adopted by her foster mum’s relatives. She loves each and every day with her new adopted family and spends lots of time cuddling and playing with them …except when she’s enjoying some quiet time hanging out in the sunshine by her favourite window. With a loving and stable home of her own, she has truly blossomed and is thriving.
Found with huge tumours and polyps in her ears. She was in so much pain and is now partially deaf
Pekoe was found suffering from untreated ear mite infestations for most of her life, which caused chronic ear infections and massive amounts of ear polyps which completely closed off her ear canals. Without surgery (bilateral ear canal ablation) Pekoe would have continued to have extreme pain in her ears and chronic ear infections.
Pekoe After Surgery….
Pekoe had her ear surgery. She is in a bit of pain at the moment but once it heals she will feel better. The vet thinks that she will always be deaf but without the tumours and polyps she will feel so much better! She is in foster care until she is ready to go up for adoption. As you can see her ears fold down and forward now like a little gremlin. We aren’t sure if they will go back up or not but she is very cute.
After time to recover and lots of cuddles in foster care, we have found out that Pekoe regained partial hearing! Her ears will always be folded over, but that just makes her look all the more like Puss’n’Boots from the movie Shrek!
She is now happily in her forever home and will always hold a special place in her foster mom’s heart.
Finn first came into GVAC’s care with a huge bandage on his head. He had a massive hematoma on his ear that had ripped open. After weeks of wearing a head collar, it finally healed and Finn was feeling good.
Then, at a visit to the vet for vaccinations, a small lump on his neck was examined. It had grown from pea size to hazelnut size in a week and that was worrisome. Luckily for Finn, his foster mom was on the ball and noticed because it was a mast cell tumor and needed to be removed quickly before it grew anymore!
Finn’s vet expenses were 100% covered by GVAC and he is now a healthy and happy boy.
Finn’s foster mom decided after all she had been through with Finn, she just couldn’t give him up and decided to officially adopt him. As you can see from the picture below, Finn is really enjoying his fabulous forever home.