North Lauderdale cat dies after swallowing toxic substance – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – A cat has died after ingesting a toxic substance in North Lauderdale.
The cat died at Plantation Midtown Animal Hospital at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Her name was Sprout and on her last day she was comfortable under a blanket that was connected to an IV.
“She has muscle tremors, she is very sluggish, she cannot sit or eat,” said veterinarian Marissa Sloan.
The photo taken of her before she was taken to the hospital is difficult to see.
Sprout was found on a construction site behind a house in North Lauderdale that was spread across her stomach after a possible attack.
“I tried to pick it up and it didn’t move and it fell to the floor. That’s why I told my daughter: Go get my cell phone!” Said Tamara, who found the sick cat.
Good Karma Pet Rescue volunteer Michele Martinez saw the picture online and took Sprout to an emergency vet clinic.
“I don’t know if she’s having seizures right now, the twitching she’s having,” Martinez said in the video.
She later told 7News, “She was panting and trembling very badly. Poison is the first thing that comes to mind. There was nothing else to show anything else that caused it. “
She was clearly ingesting something toxic, and the hospital’s emergency report said the chemical found in the antifreeze might be a possibility, which led rescuers to wonder if this was intended.
“I don’t pray to God. Seriously don’t pray to God because cats don’t harm people, ”Tamara said.
“There are so many ways to ask cats for help and a home, such as why they hurt them, to make them suffer, just doesn’t make sense to us,” Sloan said.
Volunteers also found Sprout’s three 3 week old kittens that are being put up for adoption.
The kittens appear healthy, but the rescuers hope to find out exactly what happened to Sprout.
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If you know of a case of animal cruelty in Sprouts or other cases, call the police.
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