Florence – A True Holiday Miracle
After being found outside in the frigid November weather, a very caring Hopkinton resident brought Florence to Baypath. This beautiful kitty was emaciated, covered with ticks and extremely weak. Our team immediately consulted shelter veterinarian Andrea Moolenbeek, in order to create a plan to get Florence back to health. This feeding plan is carefully calculated to prevent an animal to suffer from refeeding syndrome. Refeeding syndrome can occur when a starving animal becomes fed too generously, often out of sympathy for the animal’s condition (abuse, neglect, or abandonment). While a good-hearted act, it can prove disastrous for the animal. At 14 years old, Dr. Moolenbeek felt this deserving older cat may not have survived much longer if she hadn’t been brought to us.
Our diligent staff understanding how critical her condition was closely monitored this sweet senior’s anemia and hypothermia, setting timers to ensure she was consistently fed and kept warm. After several weeks of nurturing, Florence turned a corner and was ready to go home – just in timefor the holidays!
Her adopters have renamed her Mia Rose and say, “she is a frisky little love bug!” Mia Rose is enjoying her life in a wonderful home instead of fighting for her life outside in the elements.