Lola & Lucy
When Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue, based in Kenosha, WI, was contacted by Happy Jack Cats all the way over in Boise, ID, about two neglected little Persian sisters who were kept in deplorable conditions, there wasn’t much to think about. They knew they had to help. Happy Jack Cats played a huge role in getting these girls to safety, but they quickly realized that Lola and Lucy needed more than what they could provide and reached out for help. As it turns out, SPCR was one of fifty rescues contacted for help by Happy Jack Cats, but the only one who responded and acted on it.
Rather swiftly, volunteer transport was organized from the vast pool of SPCR supporters, which extends around the country. One leg of the transport involved flying the girls from Boise to Chicago, but first they needed medical clearance from a vet to be sure they were healthy enough to fly. Once clearance was granted, the girls were on their way to freedom.
Because SPCR is a home-based foster rescue, the girls are now settled in their foster home where they are receiving nutricious food, warm beds and medical attention. They are bonded sisters named Lola and Lucy. They are bonded because Lucy has no eyes and uses Lola, who only has one eye, as her ‘seeing eye cat’. Together, they share one eye and have never been apart. Both girls have severe dental disease and are dangerously underweight, but are happily eating in foster care with lofty goals of putting on enough weight to get their dentals. Despite their pitiful start, Lola and Lucy are sweet, loving girls enjoying the good life and the luxury of a clean litter box!
Lola and Lucy are just one example of the many day to day adventures going on behind the scenes at SPCR. You can help Lola and Lucy, and others, by supporting SPCR. Please donate today!
Read SPCR’s Lola & Lucy’s story featured on LoveMeow.com published on March 10th, 2017.
April 13, 2017
Little Lola needs to have soft palate surgery. She has such a severe underbite, that she can not chew food, so her foster parents emusify canned pate with some water added, which works great, but she also has problems with gagging and swallowing food, because of her elongated palate, which is very common in dogs and cats that are brachycephalic (flat faced). She tends to eat less, because of her “floppy palate” and it could cause other potential problems down the road, if not addressed. She is very tiny at 4 1/2 lbs, so we do need a surgeon’s skill in this surgery.
March 27, 2017
Big Surgery Day! Lucy was spayed and had a dental. Lola was spayed and had nasal surgery.
March 12, 2017
Lola is back home from the vet and she’s feeling so much better and eating up a storm. Surgery went well and with a full belly, it’s nap time. The girls will be part of SPCR for a while yet and won’t be up for adoption until they are completely well.
March 9, 2017
While the girls are continuing pn their road to health, Lola has had a setback. Even with all the care, love, and medical attention, Lola’s eye must be removed. At the vet visit they notice her eye has begun to rupture, so removal is the only option. Lucy, on the other hand, is healthy enough for her spay. Both girls will likely need dental work too down the road but for now it’s one step at a time.
March 5, 2017
Lola’s eye has taken a turn for the worse. She has a condition known as Bullous Keratopathy, and is going to need lots of supportive vet care that will really deplete SPCR funds for other cats in need.