Tess at animal shelter prior to being rescued
Some cats are rescued more than once in their life. So it is for one special cat named Contessa or Tess for short. In January of 2008, NBCR rescued Tess from the animal shelter when she was just a baby and was adopted her first weekend up at adoptions. In November, Tess was returned to us because her adopters thought she was unhappy in their home with the addition of a new puppy.
Due to the stress of being returned, Tess became even more depressed and stopped eating. She developed a condition called Fatty Liver Disease, which can be brought on by “stress induced lack of eating.” This can be, and sometimes is, a fatal disease even when treated.
A feeding tube was surgically placed into Tess' esophagus and her foster was given the task of syringe-feeding her through the tube every two hours. Within a week she showed great improvement. The foster is happy to report that Tess continues to do well and has begun eating on her own.
Tess currently has a pending adoption application. Her new Mom is anxious for her to be cleared by the vet so that she can bring her home.
Thank you for supporting New Beginnings Cat Rescue in their efforts to rescue cats.
Tess post surgery w/ Feeding Tube
Tess not feeling too hot
Tess hates her cone but feels better
Tess January 2013 prior to becoming ill