AHS staffers monitor the e-mail alerts for animals that are in dangerous, abusive or life-threatening circumstances that need rescue.
Buddy when he arrived in our Medical dept.
An e-mail alert stated: "Last night there was a cat at my back door; long hair gray and white male. It as friendly when my son petted it. It was super skinny. I fed it and brought it in for the night.It is so tired and exhausted and starving. We have since found out that a the boyfriend of a lady near us threw it out. Now she wants it back". The finder brought the cat to a vet for a cursory examination, a test for FeLV and aids, was given antibiotics and was brought back to the finder's home.
Buddy after a short time with us, and getting good care and plenty of food and affection.
E-mails started being sent advising that this fella is not doing well and AHS contacted the Gloucester County resident who was willing to bring the needy cat to Popcorn Park.
"Buddy" was admitted in to our Medical Dept. and veterinarian, Dr. Laney Baris, did a more thorough examination. The unneutered gent is about 5 years old, has ringworm and had suffered a bite of unknown origin.
During his stay at Popcorn Park's Medical Dept., Buddy will be treated for ringworm and will be quarantined from adoption for 6 months in accordance with State Dept. of Health Regulations.
He is a very affectionate, love-starved cat and will do great in a home once his quarantine is over. The AHS frequently sees the results of domestic violence situation in which animals are used as the pawns or victims. We are keeping the town confidential in order to avoid any future problems.
If you would like to help Buddy, please donate to our Res-Q Fund to help with his care and treatment. The long-haired lad will be included on the Share-A-Pet Program while he is at Popcorn Park. Buddy is available for sponsorship under that program. For more information, call 609-693-1900 or e-mail us for any additional questions.
Buddy needs a happy holiday as he was not treated well with his last family who allowed him to be thrown out to starve.