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Happy Tail: A seriously ill kitten is saved


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The tiny kitten had been abandoned by his mother and hand fed until he was seven weeks old. Now he was getting a second chance.

Lisa Driscoll had seen the kitten on Petfinder and contacted the rescue group, Pet Guardian, in Virginia Beach, VA, which had listed him on the site. She arranged to meet the kitty at his foster home.

“There were several kittens in foster care, but we still loved the one that we had seen online,” Lisa says. “We took him home with us that night.”

All the events in this kitten’s short life had thus far been traumatic, but now everything seemed rosy. He had a new home and loving pet parents. Two days into his new life, however, Lisa noticed that something wasn’t right. Her new kitten was sick.

She rushed him to the vet. The first thing she learned was that her
little fellow was a female — “to my delight,” she says. But then she had
to worry that Grace, as Lisa renamed her, wouldn’t make it. The kitten had pneumonia and a viral infection. It
was touch and go, but because the Driscolls got her to a vet quickly,
Grace pulled through.

“After we got her better from the
initial illness, she had several severe eye infections, and we were
concerned she had herpes,” Lisa says. “I am happy to say that a year
and a half later, she is the most happy and healthy girl. She has been
the most wonderful addition to our family.”

And Grace is gorgeous, with no indication that she had such a rocky start.  

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A former bait dog finds safety and love

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