Callie from Kodak
by Tammy Ward
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.