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Sebastian was rescued on August 30, 2015 and is now available for adoption through Scaredy Cat Rescue in Port aux Basques.
Sebastian was rescued on August 30, 2015 and is now available for adoption through Scaredy Cat Rescue in Port aux Basques.

He was discovered full of flies, full of infection and sitting on the brink of death. 

Hikers found the kitten on the Wetlands Trail in the Codroy Valley and called Scaredy Cat Rescue. Kat Findlay, the woman in charge, was shocked to see how bad his condition actually was.
“The smell was enough to knock you over,” said Findlay.
He was named Sebastian. His first vet visit happened the next day and the initial prognosis was not good. Sebastian had a ruptured cornea, infection in both eyes and there was a lump on his stomach, which could have been an infected hernia or a wound that abscessed.
Fundraising for the cat started immediately. Findlay said the group was overwhelmed with the amount of local support and how generous people were when dealing with the emergency situation.
Sebastian endured many trips to the veterinarian: four different times of antibiotics, his neutering and most recent, a surgery, which saw the removal of his right eye.
“We started to notice his eye weeping and when we brought him in they basically told us it was disintegrating and it was his eye particle seeping out,” said Findlay.
After eight days of wearing a cone and having swelling in the eye area, Sebastian is now clear from all infection, healed from the surgery and ready to head to his new home.
The seven-month-old cat is described as super friendly, playful, cuddly and affectionate.
“He is one of the most affectionate cats we have ever seen,” said Findlay.
She said he would be great in any home, gets along well with dogs, cats and children and has no limitations due to the loss of his eye.
“He’s been spoiled here, I’ll admit it,” Findley said. “But he would be great in any home.”
Scaredy Cat Rescue saw more than 50 cats and kittens rescued in 2015 with half of those being spayed. The group had 39 adoptions and trapped, neutered and released eight cats in Port aux Basques.
“Despite our best efforts it doesn’t always work out for the cats,” said Findlay, who confirmed losing three in the past year.
For 2016, the goal of the rescue organization is to tackle a colony, which has up to 16 adult cats in the Codroy Valley.
“Because we don’t have very many foster homes, we have to go back to our original mandate and concentrate on (trapping, neutering and releasing),” said Findlay.
The organization currently has 21 available cats and kittens for adoption and welcome any donations of litter, food and funds to help support those animals.
chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca

Hikers found the kitten on the Wetlands Trail in the Codroy Valley and called Scaredy Cat Rescue. Kat Findlay, the woman in charge, was shocked to see how bad his condition actually was.
“The smell was enough to knock you over,” said Findlay.
He was named Sebastian. His first vet visit happened the next day and the initial prognosis was not good. Sebastian had a ruptured cornea, infection in both eyes and there was a lump on his stomach, which could have been an infected hernia or a wound that abscessed.
Fundraising for the cat started immediately. Findlay said the group was overwhelmed with the amount of local support and how generous people were when dealing with the emergency situation.
Sebastian endured many trips to the veterinarian: four different times of antibiotics, his neutering and most recent, a surgery, which saw the removal of his right eye.
“We started to notice his eye weeping and when we brought him in they basically told us it was disintegrating and it was his eye particle seeping out,” said Findlay.
After eight days of wearing a cone and having swelling in the eye area, Sebastian is now clear from all infection, healed from the surgery and ready to head to his new home.
The seven-month-old cat is described as super friendly, playful, cuddly and affectionate.
“He is one of the most affectionate cats we have ever seen,” said Findlay.
She said he would be great in any home, gets along well with dogs, cats and children and has no limitations due to the loss of his eye.
“He’s been spoiled here, I’ll admit it,” Findley said. “But he would be great in any home.”
Scaredy Cat Rescue saw more than 50 cats and kittens rescued in 2015 with half of those being spayed. The group had 39 adoptions and trapped, neutered and released eight cats in Port aux Basques.
“Despite our best efforts it doesn’t always work out for the cats,” said Findlay, who confirmed losing three in the past year.
For 2016, the goal of the rescue organization is to tackle a colony, which has up to 16 adult cats in the Codroy Valley.
“Because we don’t have very many foster homes, we have to go back to our original mandate and concentrate on (trapping, neutering and releasing),” said Findlay.
The organization currently has 21 available cats and kittens for adoption and welcome any donations of litter, food and funds to help support those animals.
chantelle.macisaac@gulfnews.ca

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