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  • When he was brought in to Save-A-Pet animal shelter, Gentry had suffered severe injuries to his pelvis and rear legs, as well as an upper respiratory infection.

      When he was brought in to Save-A-Pet animal shelter, Gentry had suffered severe injuries to his pelvis and rear legs, as well as an upper respiratory infection.
    Courtesy of Save-A-Pet

  • After surgery, including the amputation of one leg, Gentry is doing well moving about on three legs, socializing with humans, and grooming himself well.

      After surgery, including the amputation of one leg, Gentry is doing well moving about on three legs, socializing with humans, and grooming himself well.
    Courtesy of Save-A-Pet

 

Submitted by Save-A-Pet

Meet Save-A-Pet's sweet Gentry! On a recent Sunday, a wonderful couple discovered a helpless, matted tabby in their driveway. Realizing he was unable to use his rear legs, nor able to see with his eyes crusted shut, the good Samaritans immediately rushed him to Save-A-Pet. So dire was his condition, his rescuers needed reassurance they were indeed a no-kill rescue. True to Save-A-Pet's mission, they were promised Gentry would receive a fighting chance, along with the best possible care.

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Upon examination, a veterinarian determined that at least one of his back legs and his pelvis were broken, making surgery essential, with possible amputation. A second set of X-rays revealed that only his right rear leg needed amputation but his left could be saved. Additionally, Gentry's severe upper respiratory infection was addressed with medication.

After braving amputation, the little fighter is recovering in a temporary foster home with one of Save-A-Pet's dedicated volunteers. Despite the trauma he endured, this 6-year-old tabby has continually proven his sweetness and zest for life, purring and kneading his paws in gratitude. His appetite for both food and human attention is obvious. Gentry's foster parent also notes his meticulous grooming and immediate ability to navigate the world on three legs.

Do you have room in your heart and home for a three-legged miracle? For information on adopting Gentry, contact Save-A-Pet at (847) 740-7788, ext. 101, or email Save-A-Pet is completely funded by private donations. Donors' contributions enable Save-A-Pet to continue rescuing injured cats and dogs like Gentry, as well as maintaining the ongoing care of all the shelter's residents. The shelter thanks those who have contributed on behalf of Gentry, whose second chance was made possible by their continued generosity.

Donations can be made by mail to Save-A-Pet, P.O. Box 266, Grayslake, IL 60030, or online at ">adoptions@saveapetil.orgwww.saveapetil.org;http://www.saveapetil.org/[URL] Any amount is always very much appreciated as it continues to allow us to save precious lives like Gentry.

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