Shae Survives Gunshot to Her Head

Posted on Thursday, May 28th

Shae Survives Gunshot to Her Head

When Shae arrived at Furkids, we could immediately see her left eye had no vision, and was sunken and deformed. She was clearly in pain and scared, but she was as sweet as any cat could be. Her upper left canine tooth was crushed, and her jaws were infected and not aligned properly. Then, x-rays showed multiple projectile fragments from a shattered bullet!! Shae has multiple skull fractures; primarily from her nasal area to her jaw and roof of her mouth (upper hard palate), where there is a hole. And, all of it was infected. We removed the broken bone and teeth, and flushed out the wounds. Her left eye was so damaged and infected, it had to be removed.

How did this happen?? Shae had been hanging out in a neighborhood, where a nice woman was giving her food. The woman noticed Shae seemed to have the sniffles, and her eye looked really bad. So, she started reaching out for help and connected with Furkids. Thank goodness! We will probably never know who did this to an innocent and very sweet cat, but we do know we can focus on getting Shae well and finding her the best possible loving home any cat could hope for! Thankfully, Shae is feeling much better today!

Shae is the second cat with gunshot wounds that we’ve taken in in just the past few weeks! Sadly, we know more will follow. It’s very costly to help these animals overcome the severe wounds that guns can inflict, and we need your help – to cover Shae’s medical costs, and to support intake of more injured animals just like her. Can you help us save these lives, and heal their bodies and as well as their spirit? Your gift – no matter the amount – can help Shae heal. Please donate today by clicking on the Donate button below. Thank you so much for supporting our lifesaving work!