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Sprout Blossoms After Complex Procedure Against All Odds

Sprout and his five siblings were left at Paws and Claws' doorstep this past August, all crammed into one small carrier. Sprout and two of his brothers were placed in a foster home where they quickly became comfortable.

He was healthy and ready to be in our adoption center when his health took a turn for the worst very quickly. We started him on supportive care.

"He suddenly just stopped eating and was really lethargic and not acting like his normal, happy, playful self,” Executive Director Ashlynn Boyce said.

Sprout was rushed to a veterinarian the night before Thanksgiving where they did an ultrasound and discovered he had intussusception, meaning his intestines were slipping on themselves and causing obstructions. 

Paw Print Club’s continuous support allowed us to go ahead with an exploratory surgery to try and save him. He had a portion of his small intestines removed because it wasn’t viable anymore and they pinned the intestines to the side of his stomach.

Just before midnight, Boyce received the news that the surgery was successful. After spending a few days in the hospital, he returned to Paws and Claws for the remainder of his recovery.

Now, a couple of months later, 7-month-old Sprout is fully healed and ready to find his forever home.

Without the Paw Print Club, we wouldn't have been able to say 'yes' to the challenging decision of proceeding with exploratory surgery. In other scenarios, many people wouldn’t be able to afford such complicated surgeries and would have to bid him farewell. We're grateful to Paw Print Club for providing us with the resources to care for him and prepare him for a happy, healthy life.

Become a Paw Print Club member today and help us continue to rescue more cats like Sprout. 


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