Healing Begins for One Lucky Cat


Wally arrived at Pima Animal Care Center as a stray. He was dirty, injured, and very congested with a severe upper respiratory infection but that did little to hide his winning personality. Wally is a total love bug, and super talkative!

It was soon discovered that Wally was positive for Calici virus in addition to an oro-nasal fistula and a palate defect, the latter likely caused by a previous trauma to his skull. Every time Wally ate he would sneeze food out of his nose. The poor guy was a total mess. 

Despite all of his challenges, Wally became a fast favorite of our volunteers who spent time cuddling and caring for him every day in his Calici isolation. 

Thanks to support from our community through our Your Love Saves Lives campaign, Friends of PACC was able to step up and provide the specialty surgery Wally needed to repair his palate and set him on the road to recovery. He is currently back in the cat ICU room at the PACC clinic as he's just begun his healing journey. He's already eating--one of his favorite pastimes--so we have high hopes for his full recovery.

Pets like Wally need that extra level of care that goes above and beyond. Friends is proud to partner with PACC to take care of these special pets who deserve a chance at a healthy and happy life. 

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