Why We Exist
We exist for cats like Krikit.
Krikit was helpless when a Good Samaritan found him abandoned on a rural road. Weighing barely a pound and no more than three weeks old, Krikit was in trouble. Young kittens rely on their mothers for everything, but Krikit’s mother was nowhere to be found. Knowing that Krikit’s future was uncertain, the Good Samaritan decided to give him the best possible chance and brought him to Calgary Humane Society.
On arrival, Krikit was rushed back to the CHS veterinary staff for examination where it was discovered that an eye infection had sealed his right eye shut. Krikit was gently bathed with warm water to remove the dirt and grime that coated his fur and face and treated with antibiotics to help his eye heal. Then came the next challenge – Krikit had to eat.
Krikit was still too young to eat solid foods, and with no mother to provide him with milk, his future would be uncertain. One of our animal health technologists coaxed Krikit to accept a bottle of Mammalac, a kitten milk replacement. Learning that Krikit would accept the replacement milk was a relief – he could survive and thrive as long as he was eating – but due to his size and level of development he would need to be fed every two or three hours around the clock.
Foster families do life-saving work at Calgary Humane Society. Within hours of Krikit’s admission, a wonderful foster parent answered our emergency call for help, agreeing to take on the daunting task of “24 hour cat mom”. Under the watchful eyes of his foster parent and CHS veterinary staff, Krikit transformed from a tiny helpless kitten to a bouncing ball of feline energy. The weeks flew by as Krikit grew stronger and discovered the joy of normal kitten mischief. During his time with Calgary Humane Society Krikit won over the hearts of his foster family and every staff member who met him. After almost two months of care Krikit was ready to find a new home… and within four hours of being moved to the adoptions floor Krikit had won over another set of hearts – the hearts of his new forever family.