Chester, a orange tabby male cat, came to Red Lake Rosie's Rescue in bad shape. His foot was half rotting off – possibly caught in a trap? His ears were rounded indicating he spent the past cold winter outdoors!
Chester arrived late on Friday night by a kind lady from Brooks, a few miles west of the reservation. At first Chester was growly at me, and then the next day he turned into a very lovely cat. He went to the vet on Monday and half of his foot was amputated. He was also neutered, and vaccinated for rabies and feline distemper. He was wormed and also tested negative for feline leukemia. What a relief that now Chester had hope!
Janet of Feline Rescue just happened to call at midweek to let us know of two openings for cats from Red Lake. When she heard Chester’s story, Janet immediately said “We will take him” with no hesitation.
Chester was at Red Lake Rosie’s shelter only a week, but he made a big impression. He left his footprint on our hearts. Chester caught a ride with Leech Lake Legacy and was delivered to Feline Rescue by Heidi, our transport coordinator on Sunday. We were sad to see him leave but happy for his new life prospects.
Thank you Janet and Feline Rescue for taking this great boy and giving him the promise of no more cold winters outdoors!
UPDATE FROM JANET AT FELINE RESCUE:
Just an update. He got his bandage changed on Monday and will continue to be monitored over the next few days. He is one awesome cat! I fell in love in the first five minutes of knowing him.