UPDATE: Lucca is healing beautifully in his new, loving foster home:
Thanks to everyone who helped with is medical expenses and sent notes of love and encouragement. His story is below:
UPDATE: A kind person has come forward and offered to provide Lucca with a safe, loving foster home in which to heal. He is still in need of a purrmanent, fur-ever home and we are still in need of some help to pay his significant and ongoing medical expenses.
Won’t you kindly share his story with anyone you feel might be willing to help? Thank you!
Lucca (formerly known as Mitty Kitty) came to us from the shelter where he was on “death row.” You can see from the video below why lots of people urged us to save him:
We were able to pull him, place him in a temporary foster home and take care of his vetting and neutering while we worked to find him a fur-ever home.
Once he had healed from his neutering he was adopted by a couple in Brooklyn. However, after a few days they returned him to us. He was placed back into the temporary foster, but his skin condition had deteriorated due to the stress of being in an unfriendly adoption.
The subsequent dermatological issues are presumed stemming from shelter and exacerbated by a difficult adoption. But whatever the cause, at some point along the way, he was exposed to ringworm (a fungal infection very common in cats and having nothing to do with worms) and the stress of bouncing from shelter to foster, to adopter and back again has compromised his immune system and allowed the infection to spread quickly.
So now this handsome, cuddly darling has gone from this ….
To this …
The vet has assured us that Lucca has a good prognosis with treatment. However, he has to be treated at their office right now because his temporary foster home has other cats that would be at risk for the infection. This means that we are currently paying daily boarding fees in addition to his medicine and treatment costs.
Lucca needs your help:
The vet has assured us …