Callie from Kodak

by Tammy Ward
(Kodak, TN)

I found Callie outside a little over a year ago. A neighbor had thrown her out and moved.

We all began feeding her and we would see her sitting by the neighbor's door, waiting on them to come back. They never did.

She was happy and running, chasing mice outside. Then, when the weather would get bad, I would bring her inside for the night and she would wait till morning and meow to go out again.

Then one day, I decided I really needed to just keep her as she began laying at our door, so I was going to get her help with the East Tn Humane lady I was told to call.

They were going to rehome her, but the vet I took her to found feline leukemia, and they wanted to put her down. The Humane lady called me and asked if I would keep her instead, and immediately I went and got her back, as I was heartbroken missing her.

She has had a loving and caring home with play, toys, treats and more, and our pug and chihuahuas to play with, but may 3rd I got a vaccination card and took her for yearly shots.

Two days later, she stopped eating and drinking and was lethargic. I panicked, and at the vet, the temperature was 104.4. She was kept there to get IVs and get better, and in two days I brought her home.

She seemed a little off still, so a few days later, I had to rush to the emergency hospital where they found severe anemia, pale gums, lethargy and an enlarged spleen.

They said she needed an emergency blood transfusion. The Humane society lady had agreed in beginning to pay all medical for Callie and she always did, but the outcome for transfusion looked bleak money-wise and with leukemia already, so I said go ahead. I will pay payments or borrow money.

I was told it would not last long, so I brought her home and she had one great day, back to her old self. The next day, lifeless.

We took her to the vet and they gave another steroid shot and vitamin appetite booster as they'd been doing last week, and yesterday, May 19, 2016, I had to rush back to the vet where she was not good. They said to let her go would be best, so I did.

I am heartbroken. Her loss is devastating. I loved her. She was a cat who found a forever place in our family and hearts always. And she was and is very loved.

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May 29, 2016


May 28, 2016
by: Anonymous

my heart hurts for you;you gave her the best times of her life

May 28, 2016
Callie and Casper
by: lina mahmassani

Callie's story made me very sad Two days ago I lost my 13 yr. old Casper. He had to be taken to the vet due to not bring able to use toilet. Serum and catheterization did not help. After having surgery he developed pulmonary edema. Nothing helped and he had to be euthenized. He was my adorable ,loving and faithful friend and companion. I miss him so much and am heartbroken. So I understand your loss and am very sorry. May Callie and Casper rest in peace. They both are beyond the rainbow bridge playing together.

May 27, 2016
She was Loved
by: Iris

I am so sorry for you loss. But rest in the fact that you gave Callie and good home and most importantly love. She felt love and she gave you love also. Blessings to you and I hope you find peace that you know that Callie was loved.

May 25, 2016
kitty hugz!
by: kahana

thank you so much for opening your heart and home to Callie. Too many people would have turned away from her upon learning her diagnosis. you are a saint for being her forever family. i'm sure Callie knows your love.

May 23, 2016
I'm sorry for your loss.
by: Kurt (Admin)

RIP Callie.

May 22, 2016
I'm so sorry
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry the way it turned out. Luckily in the end she found you. So that she knew she was loved & wanted.

May 22, 2016
taking in stray ASAP to prevent FIV
by: Anonymous

I hope we all take in strays to care for them ourselves OR simply to foster them long enough to get them to a safe place.
I live in a small town and I see so many house cats tossed out into the park or left when folks move. These are sweet loving beings who deserve better.
And when they are left out to deal with predators and true feral cats - they will get bitten and they will become FIV+ positive for Feline immune virus. At that juncture they absolutely must get taken in by someone who cares to become an indoor kitty. ESPECIALLY if they are just kittens. ESPECIALLY for any females spayed or not. ESPECIALLY if they are adult males whose previous people had them neutered and or declawed. They simple cannot defend themselves. They are so very vulnerable they will get killed outright or beat up badly and left for sick or dead - trying to find food just to stay alive another a day until someone takes them in.

May 21, 2016
by: Rhonda

I'm sorry for your loss.

May 21, 2016
So Sorry
by: Anonymous

I too have lost many pets over the years. It will take time, but one day you will be able to think of Callie and smile remembering the good times and that you provided her a loving home. She is still with you in spirit. Deepest sympathies.

May 21, 2016
Sympathy for Callie
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss!! Its so hard to give them up, but in Callie's case it seemed best - still not easy! May you find another baby to love soon!

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