4 month old Domestic Shorthair
Little Riva is an injured stray that was brought in to Chicago Animal Care and Control by a field officer. She has a severe bite wound to her shoulder and the leg bone going to her shoulder is broken. To complicate the matter, poor Riva’s wound is also infected. The good news is that her leg can be surgically repaired and her wound will heal with proper treatment. However, the surgery is quite costly and in many shelters and animal control facilities, there are not resources available to treat injuries this severe. Thankfully many animal controls reach out to rescues to help in these circumstances and CACC contacted us asking if we could help.
With the help of our kind friends at BluePearl Animal Hospital in Northfield, Illinois, we were get Riva’s surgery right away. The procedure involved having her leg wired and pinned, and three drains inserted to help relieve the infection. The surgery went well and Riva is now recovering in foster care with one of our experienced SPCR volunteers. Due to her injury, this little girl is not feeling like herself just quite yet and spends most of her time laying down, but her foster mom says she is very sweet, friendly and loves attention. Her medical costs were quite high and will be ongoing until she is fully recovered, so we are asking for your generous help with our mission to restore Riva to health and happiness. Please donate today to help baby Riva!