OLAF aka WINTERFELL
HAPPY ENDING ALERT!! OLAF, (formerly Winterfell #A1062126 Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)) HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!!
In January, “Winterfell” was brought to Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) as a stray with a painful wound to his nose and a presumptive diagnosis of cancer. Because he needed medical treatment, a plea was sent from ACC to approved New Hope Partners to rescue Winterfell. Luckily, we had room and Winterfell (now Olaf) came to us. Olaf was started on antibiotics and pain medication. Within a short period of time, Olaf’s injury began to heal and we determined that the wound on his nose was due to some trauma he suffered and not cancer. We also noticed that Olaf appeared to be blind in his right eye but we didn’t know if it was a new problem or an old one.
To figure it out, we turned to ophthalmologist, Dr. John Sapienza Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Sapienza (pictured with LVT Christine Brewer) examined Olaf and diagnosed a detached retina, which he felt was either due to blunt force trauma or an infectious process. With a little time and a few blood tests which ruled out infection and other causes, Dr. Sapienza concluded that whatever trauma Olaf suffered likely also caused him to lose sight in the eye. He will likely never see again, but there is no infection and his eye is not painful.
It takes a village to take care of homeless cats and we thank Dr. Sapienza, his staff and Long Island Veterinary Specialists for caring for Olaf.
And now for the BEST NEWS of all — We are very happy to report that this sweet boy spent his first night in his forever home last night! His new owners spotted him weeks ago and have been patiently waiting for his tests to come back. It’s been a long road for Olaf. Thanks to ACC and Dr. Sapienza, Olaf is ADOPTED!
If you would like to help us help more cats like Olaf, please consider donating to our New Hope Fund. http://www.theladewcatsanctuary.org/donate/#/new-page-14/
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