In July, a skinny male black cat arrived at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) after being found injured in Madison. Flamiche arrived to DCHS very thin and dehydrated, with painful open wounds on all four of his legs. Luckily, thanks to supporters like you, DCHS was ready to help him heal.
Once Flamiche arrived at the shelter, our Animal Medical Services team sprang into action. Despite his obvious injuries and pain, Flamiche purred and purred during his initial exam. The cuts on his legs and paws made it difficult for him to walk or stand. Our team cleaned his mysterious injuries and began giving him pain medicine and antibiotics. In addition to his leg injuries, our vets also found a mass under his tongue. Luckily for Flamiche, a biopsy showed that it was not cancerous.
During his time at DCHS, Flamiche gained much needed weight and the swelling in his legs and feet healed. After several days in our care, Flamiche let us know he was feeling better by trying to jump out of his Intensive Care Unit (ICU) kennel in search of snuggles! He loved spending his days enjoying pets or lap cuddles from our AMS staff.
After a 20-day stay in our ICU, Flamiche found his perfect home! Mariko, a veterinarian resident at UW-Madison’s vet school, had consulted on Flamiche’s case and decided he was the cat for her. Flamiche, now known as Python Barry Vincent Pearce (or Python for short), has fit right into her family.
“Python is the most relaxed creature we've had in our home, and is incredibly cuddly, sweet and brave,” says Mariko. “He's enjoying the cushy life with scratching posts, soft sleeping areas and figuring out which of his many toys he likes the best. He wakes us up at the appropriate hour by patting our arms with his giant paws until we're up. He's pretty much the greatest cat we could have dreamt of adopting!”
Flamiche is just one of the over 150 ICU patients you helped in 2020. Your continued support of DCHS has provided lifesaving veterinary care to these patients and countless other animals in our community. Because of you, animals who were suffering like Flamiche can now have a joyful and pain-free life.
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