Cat Trapped in Window Well heads to Foster Home to Heal
Ross is a one-year-old cat who was recently taken in by the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. Although he’s lived a short life, he’s already experienced a lot.
Ross was found by Animal Control officers in a window well in early December. It’s unknown how long he had been trapped, but when he came to the Shelter he was injured, scared, dehydrated and so weak he couldn’t even hold himself up.
When our in-house clinic staff first treated Ross he weighed only about three pounds. In the first few days, he growled and hissed at staff not to touch him, and our Medical Director was uncertain if Ross would live. Then after a couple of feedings he put on some weight, was able to drink some water and his demeanor began to change.
A once fearful and timid cat started begging for food, loving attention, purring and rolling on his side so people could pet him. After a few days, Ross headed to a foster home.
Ross’s journey to recovery is only beginning. We believe he may have some nerve damage in his back leg, which causes him to have issues with walking. It will take some time for him to gain weight and heal, but this little guy is taking it one day at a time.
With help from the community, we can provide the resources needed to help these special cases. Thank you to our fosters for helping these animals turn around and be able to be adopted into forever homes. If you would like to help us with costs to help Ross, you can donate here.