BENEFITING: TREE HOUSE HUMANE SOCIETY
Benjamin is a nine-month-old kitten who was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control in the beginning of September. His story is sad, as most are. His paperwork said he was a victim of an eviction, so his mom along with his brother and sister had the misfortune of landing at CACC with him. Not too long after arriving, his two sibling were put to sleep most likely due to illness. Then Benjamin and his mom were caged in the medical ward for over a month for treatment for a URI. Finally, he and his mother were cleared to go to their adoption room, which should have been his lucky break. However, he did not fare well. He was deemed too shy so he was separated from his mom and was made available for transfer to rescue only. I had been following his story for a month and a half and assumed he would finally be adopted, until one day I saw his sad face on Facebook again stating he was still there and needed a foster. That is when I reached out to Tree House and they placed the hold for me! From the second I brought him home I knew he had a tender and broken heart. He was scared, but very loving. Then I noticed he had trouble walking on his back legs. I assumed that maybe he had been in a cage too long or he just had an odd gait, but I kept my eye on it. He seemed to be able to play and climb the cat tree without a problem. Unfortunately, one morning we woke up and Benjamin couldn't walk. He would not put weight on his left back leg. He went to the vet the next morning only to find out that his ankle was broken. We still aren't sure how this happened, and if he had a prior injury that developed into the fracture. I notified Tree House and they arranged his surgery at Animal Care Center. The doctor wasn't totally sure if Benjamin would lose his foot or not until surgery. Thank goodness Benjamin was able to get pins put in to help repair his ankle. Now he is on eight weeks of cage rest while it heals. This little guy just needs to catch a break soon! He is such a doll! Please donate to help pay for his surgery costs and after care. If anyone needs to finally catch a lucky break, it is Benjamin. With your help, Tree House can ensure he’ll get everything he needs, and continue to care for other sick and injured cats as well. Let’s make sure Benjamin finally gets what he deserves after enduring so much tragedy in his short life. Thank you!!