Lethargic Shelter Kitten Rushed To Animal Hospital With High Fever Needs Your Help

Meet Davey.

The six-month-old kitten and his brother were transferred from a rural shelter in North Carolina to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Virginia. They were taken in by a foster who immediately noticed that Davey was quiet and uninterested in eating.

Photo: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

The rescue told us, “He and his brother arrived, and immediately our foster noticed Davey was extremely lethargic and acting very un-kitten like. She would walk into the room and he would barely lift his head from the cat hammock. He wouldn’t get up to eat with his brother. And, while he would purr when pet, he was not actively seeking attention or playing. After 48 hours of trying different foods and monitoring, his temperature spiked over 105 degrees, and we took him to the emergency vet where he was immediately admitted for diagnostics and supportive care.”

The little fella remained at the vet overnight and was sent home the following day with antibiotics. The medical team conducted tests which ruled out all the usual viral and bacterial suspects. Davey is eating on his own and will be properly cared for until he finds his forever home.

Emergency trips to the vet are expensive, and not something that animal rescue or shelters can afford with their minimal budgets. The animal always comes first and that is why Davey was rushed to the vet.

The rescue reached out to Greater Good Charitites’ Emergency Animal Medical fund for help with his bills and ongoing care. The fund was created to help shelter pets get the medical care they need so they can go on to find loving homes.

Photo: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

You can help sweet Davey get the treatment he needs to be happy and healthy again.

Pets receiving critical care facilitated by an Emergency Animal Medical grant may not be eligible for adoption until they have completed their course of treatment. If you would like to inquire about adoption of a specific animal, we strongly encourage you to visit the shelter’s specific website first as that is often the most up to date place to learn about available pets and review the adoption policies and process. Check out Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s website to see all adoptable pets.

Help us meet our goal of $4,000 to treat Davey’s illness. Your support will not only give him the hope to keep fighting, but your donations will help cover his ongoing care.

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