Lucy AKA Nacoah
Lucy was found by a Better Days Rescue Fund volunteer who just happened to be in the right place and the right time. Lucy was seen dragging her back end across the street. Our volunteer quickly went after her and was able to pick her up and get her to safety. She was obviously severely injured but we didn’t know if she had been hit by a car or what had happened.
We were all heartbroken. She has such a loving happy spirit we did not want to euthanize her. Taking care of a paralyzed kitty is above our abilities so we reached out the experts at “Out to Pasture” (outtopasture.org). The compassionate people at OTP take in severely disabled animals and give them a fantastic quality of life, love and care. They have the experience to give Lucy the best life she can have. However, Lucy needs very expensive vet care and possible surgery. She has already been seen by a top Neurologist and a plan is being made for helping her. She will likely not regain use of her back legs but steps have to be taken to make sure we relieve any pain she has. BDRF is teaming up with OTP to raise money to help this sweet baby. At 10 months old she has a long life to live!
Update on Lucy...
Lucy is doing fantastic in her new home at Out To Pasture!
She has a new name "Nacoah" which means "Brave One".
Nacoah will never use her back legs but that hasn't stopped her from getting herself around and joining the group of special cats and dogs at OTP. Nacoah remains a serous love bug and won't let Carrie, her new mom, walk by without petting her and giving her a little loving!!
Update on Lucy!
A lot has happened in the short time after we rescued Lucy. She is now living with her rescue friends at Out To Pasture (OTP). She has a new name, Nacoah which means “Brave One”. Nacoah adjusted very well to life with her new family. Despite her paralysis she gets herself around just fine and she is making friends! She loves her new mom, Carrie, and she is showered with affection.
After a few weeks of caring for Nacoah Carrie noticed that she was gaining more weight than expected. She took her to the vet for an ultrasound and discovered, to everyone’s great surprise, that she was pregnant! She had gotten pregnant while out on her own and it was too early to detect at the time of her rescue. We made plans to do a C-section when the babies were ready and had a surrogate mom cat standing by in case she was not able to care for her new kittens. But it was not meant to be. Nacoah’s health became in jeopardy when two of the 5 kittens inside her passed away. Unfortunately, and sadly, she lost all of the babies. But Nacoah was saved and Carrie will help her to recover from her latest tragedy. The compassionate people at OTP will do everything they can to make sure the rest of her life is an easier one, where she is pampered and loved. Through all of these tough times Nacoah has remained incredibly sweet and kind. We are very glad to have saved her.