Why We Exist
My name is Whisper and I am a stray and abandoned cat.
Early this spring when I was about 7 months old, I was alone on the streets in downtown Calgary. I was scared and hurt very badly so I had to find a safe place to hide. It was really hard but I dragged myself as fast as I could until I found a pipe behind a shed. Even though I just wanted to sleep, I couldn’t stop crying out because of the awful pain in my legs.
I’m not sure how much time passed when I saw something coming toward me. My eyes grew HUGE! I wanted to run away but I just had no energy left. It turned out to be a big man who smiled and softly said, “Hi little kitty. What are you doing out here all by yourself?” But his face suddenly changed when he saw that I was injured. He gently picked me up and took me home. The kind stranger contacted a lady who rescues cats and she immediately called MEOW Foundation.
They took me to the Fish Creek 24 Hour Pet Hospital right away. The doctor was very nice. While softly petting me he asked, “Oh my goodness! How did you get hurt little one? This just couldn’t have happened accidentally.” I gulped hard and tried to tell him, but I couldn’t bring myself to answer. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to talk about it. I just knew that I was finally safe and would never be hurt again.
I had to have lots of tests and something called an X-ray. Then I saw Dr Mark Fuller. He’s a special doctor who figured out what needed to be done to help me. Dr Mark said I needed to have surgery to fix two broken legs and a shattered knee.
The next day Dr Mark put lots of pins and screws in my legs. He said my physical wounds would heal fairly well. He thanked me for being very trusting even though I had been through so much. Dr Mark suggested I go to a foster home that could provide a quiet environment, loving care and lots of therapy. MEOW Foundation found an experienced foster mom to look after me. I moved into her house the very next day.
My foster mom says I’ve come a long way since I came to her. She always tells me that I’m an amazing, kind and sweet cat. She especially loves my gentle nose-to-nose greeting and the way I chirp and chat in my quiet little voice. When cuddling, I purr loudly, give love bites and lick fingers.
My legs are healing nicely but Dr Mark says I’ll have arthritis for sure and I might have a limp. I’m almost ready for adoption, but I’ll be sad to leave my foster mom. She says someone will love to have me as their family member. Her eyes get watery whenever she talks about it.
I’ve had a lot happen during my short life. I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me along the way. And I really don’t know what I would have done without MEOW Foundation. They paid for my exams, tests and surgery plus all of my care at my foster home. I hear my surgery cost a LOT of money but I wouldn’t be able to walk without it.
The MEOW team helps a whole bunch of kittens and cats each year through Rescue and Adoption, Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) and a Trap Neuter Return program. They need fundraising support from people just like you to keep helping cats like me.
Some people helped MEOW with the cost of my care. I hope you can help some of my feline friends with your donation too. Please click here to give today.
With grateful purrs,
Whisper and your friends at MEOW
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