Kitten Caught in Escalator Saved by BARCS Supporters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, BARCS:
KITTEN CAUGHT IN METRO ESCALATOR, LIFE SAVED BY BARCS SUPPORTERS
Baltimore, MD- A 3 month old kitten was brought to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) on October 9 after being caught in the escalator at the Metro Station nears Laurens Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The tiny kitten was in obvious pain, all four of his feet were bleeding and a few toes on the rear feet were dangling by a thread. BARCS medical staff immediately administered pain medication and rushed the cat to one of BARCS participating Franky Fund Veterinary Hospitals, Essex Middle River Veterinary Center. BARCS Franky Fund veterinarians volunteer their time and provide low cost surgeries to make it possible for these critically injured and homeless animals to have a new start at life.
The 3 month old male kitten, named Metro, was treated for pain and shock while his feet were bandaged to stop the bleeding until surgery could be performed. Metro had surgery the next day to amputate 3 toes and splints and bandages were placed on 3 legs to stabilize his feet and fractured bones.
Metro is currently receiving daily bandage changes along with antibiotics and pain medication and is in foster care. BARCS is happy to report that this adorable kitten is recovering very well. He never stopped purring and “kneading” his front paws even through all the pain and gives an abundance of love and affection to all he meets.
Metro will be available for adoption once he is able to walk on his own. Metro’s veterinary bills have totaled almost $3,000 thus far. For more information about adopting Metro or another loving pet; or to help support the medical care of Metro and other animals like him through the BARCS Franky Fund, visit:http://baltimoreanimalshelter.org.
BARCS, the largest companion animal shelter in Maryland, takes in almost 12,000 dogs and cats a year, plus over 800 exotic wildlife and small mammals. A non-profit organization, BARCS has saved over 40,000 animals over the past six years. On average, 250 animals are living at BARCS, over 200 are being cared for in foster care and roughly 35 new animals arrive at the shelter daily. Volunteers and donations are always needed and welcomed. For additional information, see http://www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org.