Cat hospitalized after being poisoned in North Lauderdale – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – A sick cat fights for its life in Plantation as veterinarians fear the cat was attacked in an attack.
Vets at Plantation Midtown Animal Hospital believe it was poisoning because she ingested a chemical in the antifreeze.
Her name is Sprout and she can’t survive the day.
“She has muscle tremors, she is very sluggish, she cannot sit or eat,” said veterinarian Marissa Sloan.
Even though her kidneys are failing, Sprout is comfortable and connected to an IV.
The photo of her before she was taken to the veterinary clinic is difficult to see.
Sprout was found on her stomach in a construction area behind a house in North Lauderdale, then was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic by a Good Karma Pet Rescue volunteer.
“I don’t know if she’s having seizures right now, the twitching she’s having,” said the volunteer.
It was clearly ingesting something toxic, and the hospital’s emergency report said the chemical found in the antifreeze could be a possibility, causing rescue workers to wonder if this was intended.
“Coming from the animal lover’s side of the world, we can’t take care of it right now,” Sloan said.
Volunteers also found their four three week old kittens, and the hope is that Sprout will survive.
If you are interested in making a donation to Sprout, click here.
Your kittens will eventually be put up for adoption, and if Sprout survives, so will her.
If you know of a case of animal cruelty in Sprouts or other cases, call the police.
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