SPCA Wednesday! Meet Derby!

February 1, 2017

"How much can a 1-year-old cat have possibly experienced in life?" you may be wondering. Turns out, quite a bit...at least in Derby's case!

This almost-kitten was found as a stray in December, limping in a Derby neighborhood. He was brought here to the SPCA, we gave Derby a little medical attention for his sore leg, and all seemed well with the world. Derby was put up on the Adoptions floor.

It only took three days for Derby to start exhibiting signs of intestinal issues. Vomiting, bloody diarrhea...the poor guy couldn't hold it together. Back into the infirmary he went. After further examinations and Xrays, our veterinarian determined Derby was suffering from intussusception, a condition that is almost a folding of the intestines. What causes intussusception? There are many possibilities. Blockages, ingestion of foreign objects, parasites, bowel contractions, etc. 

The trick now was to get Derby through this condition. Thanks to our YELP FOR HELP donors, we were able to do just that. Surgery, treatment, pain meds, and more have led to Derby's full recovery!!

The best part of this story? Derby's loving personality hasn't changed a single bit! He's a loving, affectionate, cuddly boy!

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See Derby's TV premiere here! To learn more about him, visit him at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter or call SPCA Adoptions, 716-629-3531, for details!