Injured cat with cleft palate finds a haven at Tabby’s Place

Courageous cat Rhain is recovering at Tabby’s Place. Photo by Tabby’s Place volunteer Mark Lovretin.

After an unimaginable storm, a rainbow of hope appeared for two injured cats.

Noah and Rhain were discovered by Animal Control in East Amwell with ghastly skin injuries. Purry grey Rhain suffered the worst, with a large, heart-shaped wound on her belly. Rhain was born with a cleft palate,which was further damaged when she groomed her abdomen in an attempt to relieve the pain. Shy, marmalade-striped Noah had a burn on one of his legs, and an anxious spirit to match.

Tabby’s Place’s veterinary team believes the cats’ wounds are consistent with chemical burns, but it’s not clear whether they were caused by human cruelty or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Tabby’s Place team treated Rhain and Noah’s injuries with pain medication, antibiotics, and warm compresses. Tragically, Noah succumbed to underlying heart disease, unrelated to his injuries. Even through tears, the Tabby’s Place staff and volunteers are grateful that Noah left this world in love’s embrace, rather than suffering alone on the street.

Noah’s legacy of love lives on in Rhain. In the days ahead, Tabby’s Place staff and volunteers will nurture sweet, scarred Rhain with unconditional affection, helping her know that she is safe – forever. Jubilant Rhain is already returning that affection, eager to be adored despite what she’s endured.

Tabby’s Place is committed to rescuing the neediest cats, and promises to give each one all the medical care she needs to thrive, regardless of cost. But, Tabby’s Place can only rescue cats like Noah and Rhain through the generosity of donors. In 2016, individuals contributed 97% of Tabby’s Place’s income.

Compassionate people are the difference between rain and the rainbow for cats like Noah and Rhain. To help Rhain and all the Tabby’s Place cats, please donate at www.tabbysplace.org, or mail your check, made out to Tabby’s Place, to 1100 US Highway 202, Ringoes, NJ, 08551.




2017-03-08T10:00:47+00:00

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