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Riley's Rescue Story

Animal hoarding is a form of animal cruelty in which individuals accumulate a large number of animals that they cannot properly care for.  Many of these animals suffer from malnutrition, upper respiratory problems, isolation, and early death.  Some people who hoard animals may feel that they are rescuing the animals in their care and that the animals love or need them.  Sadly, when animals are rescued from a hoarders’ home, they will most likely be replaced with others and the cycle will continue.

Riley was one such animal that was rescued from a hoarding situation by NHES’ animal rescue, The Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC).  She was so weak and lethargic that BAAC had to rush her to the local veterinary emergency clinic for supportive care.  She was emaciated, full of parasites, anemic with pale gums, and her head tilted severely to the left.  She also had ear mites and her head tilt was thought to be associated with a severe inner ear infection.  A week later as Riley was beginning to improve, suddenly she spiked a fever at a dangerously high level of 107 degrees.  BAAC administered antibiotics and bathed her in cool water during the night to try and lower her deadly high temperature.  Thankfully, by the next morning her fever had subsided to 103 degrees and she began improving.  Today, Riley still has a slight head tilt a reminder of her beginning in life, but that has not affected her playful nature.   She is waiting for her forever home at The Briggs Animal Adoption Center.

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8 responses to “Riley’s Rescue Story”

  1. Adair Leonard says:

    Poor baby. I hope she finds a loving, forever home soon.

  2. Patricia Gochnauer says:

    I wish I could adopt her, but I live in .South Carolina. She looks so precious. Thank goodness you rescued her. I have 6 rescue cats, but I keep them in good health. They are my “grandchildren” which I have none of. I love my kitties so much–They snuggle and purr and play so much. I would take more, but it costs money for food and vet care. Keep up the good work.

  3. Diana Lewis says:

    Thank you for another heartfelt rescue…you bring compassion to the world we live in!πŸ’•πŸΎπŸΎ
    Diana Lewis

  4. Jaqui Bradley says:

    Sweet kitten!! So glad she was saved.

  5. June connelly says:

    What a sweet kitty thank you so much for saving her, I am praying she gets a loving home

  6. Lyne Allen says:

    It was not Riley’s time. Thank you for all you do. There was a local woman who admitted she couldn’t care for all the cats. She said they just kept coming to her house. It is still a horrible situation. Thank God her neighbor called our humane society. She is a beautiful cat.

  7. Shirley Lewis says:

    So HAPPY to hear Rileyis doing SO MYCH BETTER ❀️ You all are INCREDIBLY AWESOME People!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  8. We are too. She is an amazing girl. Thank you for your support!

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