When a concerned individual found four, five-week-old kittens abandoned in a box on the side of the road, they called Humane Society London & Middlesex for assistance. The tiny felines were immediately brought to the shelter for care. Although the three male kittens were in relatively good health, the one female (later named Winona) was in serious need of urgent medical attention. Her cornea had ruptured, leaving her afraid and in pain. Upon examination by a veterinarian, it was determined that Winona’s eye was beyond the point of treatment; it would need to be surgically removed.
As with any surgery, there are risks of complications. Due to Winona’s young age, the risks associated with her undergoing surgery were higher than usual. Ultimately, the benefits of the enucleation procedure outweighed the risks, as without it Winona’s quality of life would be very poor.
We are thrilled to share with you the fact that Winona’s surgery was a complete success. She is now happy and healthy with her forever family.
As you can imagine, surgical procedures such as Winona’s are expensive. As a non-profit, charitable organization who does not receive government funding, we would be unable to save the lives of pets in London & Middlesex without you – our incredible donors.
The best way to help support the care and shelter of animals at Humane Society London & Middlesex is by joining our PAW Monthly Donor Program.