Acadia’s Story: A Tiny Kitten with a Huge Will to Live

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Born too small, tiny Acadia has a huge will to live.

His mother, a stray from a local county shelter, arrived at the Oregon Humane Society just in time to give birth to six adorable kittens. Acadia was the tiniest and most fragile of the litter. Too weak to nurse, he needed the care and attention provided by a loving foster home.

Thankfully, donors like you help to fund the OHS foster program, providing volunteers with medication, supplies, and around-the-clock support from veterinary staff. Please give today and help fund lifesaving care for pets like Acadia.

When volunteer Michele saw the opportunity to foster the exhausted mama cat and her six kittens, she jumped at the chance to help this family of felines.

“Acadia became so sick. He struggled to breathe, couldn’t smell, his eyes were clogged and he refused to nurse. He needed multiple medications to treat his infection.”

Michele remembers, “I rushed him to OHS one Sunday evening. Outpatient Services showed me how to tube feed him, which he needed every 2-3 hours for over two weeks. Seeing him grow kept me going!”

Thanks to donor support and Michele’s devotion to this pint-sized kitten and his family, Acadia grew stronger every day. After he gained enough weight, he came back to OHS to get ready for adoption.

Every shelter pet needs to be vaccinated and spayed or neutered before adoption — services vital to animal health and welfare.

And since OHS operates without the benefit of tax dollars or affiliation with any national organizations, community support provides the resources for this basic, lifesaving care.

It only took a day before Acadia’s forever family brought him home, where he plays and lounges with his best buddy, Yoda the corgi. Even though donors never saw how this tiny kitten could fit in the palm of your hand, he survived thanks to your generosity and compassion for the pets at OHS.

Please donate today and be our partner in the work to protect and care for every pet in need. Together, we can provide them with healing medical care and forever homes; gifts that enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them.

P.S. Adoption fees only cover about 20% of the costs associated with shelter operations, medical care, behavior assessment, and adoption services. The rest comes from animal lovers like you. Please donate today and be our partner in providing those services to more than 11,000 pets each year!

Your gift saves lives. Please give today and help a pet in need.
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