Franklin’s Story

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In early August, little Franklin of Lamar was attacked by a dog and thrown against a wall resulting in bilateral femur fractures and other injuries. Fortunately, he was rescued by a good samaritan and taken to a veterinarian who splinted his hind legs to stabilize the fractures . Unfortunately, surgery was delayed due to the surgeon’s illness. On August 8th, Franklin was transferred to our shelter from the Second Chance Animal Rescue in Lamar. We are grateful to both the Lamar Animal Medical Center for their initial treatment of Franklin and to the Second Chance Animal Rescue Colorado for entrusting us with his care and generously contributing to his continuing medical treatment. And now we are asking our kind supporters to help offset the cost of Franklin’s medical care, approximately $3000, to include hernia surgery at Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital and pinning of his femur fractures by Colorado Canine Orthopedics . Your generous support will help give Franklin, this beautiful 9 week old kitten, a well-earned opportunity to live a long and healthy life in a loving permanent home.

Franklin's Recovery

Franklin was a 9 week old kitten when he transferred to us in August following a dog attack. With the great works of Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital, his bilateral femur fractures and other injuries were treated. 

Franklin's New Home

In early November, Franklin was adopted and now happily shares his furrever home with his new best friend, Charlie. He sleeps comfortably on his new bed in his new home.

Success stories like this happen through collaboration with other shelters, support from veterinary partners, dedication of caring foster families, and ultimately the love of the adopting family.  We are grateful to all who contributed to Franklin’s medical fund and followed his story on our Facebook page.  We couldn’t fulfill our mission of helping cats in need without the generous support of those who donate generously and contribute selflessly in so many ways.