APA! Employees rescue two cats poisoned by dog flea treatment
Austin, Texas – After Austin Pets Alive, two cats now have a second chance at a new home! Employees saved their lives.
APA! says staff outside the Maddie’s Cat Adoption Center discovered a cat stretcher that was shaking and sitting on it with a note. The note said, “Treatment of dog fleas. Toxic. Seizures.” and two tabby cats were in the porter.
This note was attached to a carrier that contained two tabby cats that snapped uncontrollably. (Austin Pets Alive)
The two kittens, later named Jingle and Jangle, were taken to the clinic because they were “convulsing uncontrollably” and nothing seemed to be stopping the seizures, APA says. The staff worked for hours to stabilize the cats and eventually put them into a medically-induced coma.
APA! says jingle and jangle’s nervous systems were shut down due to the flea medication due to the dosage. However, if the cats could stabilize after about 72 hours, they would have a good chance of recovery.
The two kittens, later named Jingle and Jangle, were taken to the clinic because they were “convulsing uncontrollably” and nothing seemed to be stopping the seizures, APA says. (Austin Pets Alive)
The flea medicine worked through the cat systems and APA! said they soon returned to their playful selves and were even adopted together.
The couple, now called Penelope and Blue, enjoy napping and cuddling with their new family and each other, says their new mom.
Jingle and Jangle, now called Penelope and Blue, have happy homes in time for the holidays. (Austin Pets Alive)
Anyone who supports the mission of APA! want to help save more kittens like Jingle and Jangle can donate online or apply to volunteer.
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