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This blind kitten named Theia was found lying lifeless in the street in 101° weather in California. At first glance, San Bernadino’s animal rescue team thought she could have passed away from the heat. Miraculously, after taking a closer look, they discovered that she was still breathing! They immediately began Theia’s life-saving treatments.
@catsofsanbernardino We rescued Theia 2 days ago. She was laying lifeless in the street in 101° weather. It was thought that she had passed away, but upon further inspection, she was still breathing. We rescued her and started life saving treatments. She was cooled down, rehydrated with subq fluids, and started on antibiotics. She has perked up and is fighting to get better. She will be blind once she recovers but she is a fighter and we know that won’t hold her back! #AmazonMusicProudHeroes #kitten #blindcat #kittensoftiktok #kittenrescue #catsoftiktok #catlover #catlife #unconditionallove #savinganimals #catrescue ♬ Fight Song – Rachel Platten
First, they cooled her down, rehydrated her with fluids, and started her on antibiotics. She immediately responded to the treatments, and the rescue team could tell she was a fighter! Unfortunately, Theia’s eyes ruptured, causing her to become completely blind. Although she lost her eyesight, her other senses have grown to be extremely strong, and her sweet and trusting personality has blossomed. “Despite everything that is going on with her eyes, she is extremely happy and full of purrs. She eats a lot and is growing quickly,” the rescue said.
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In an update video, the rescue shared that Theia is doing well, and she has gained half a pound since her rescue! Their goal is to get her up to four pounds for her to be strong enough to undergo surgery. “Both of her eyes have officially gone back down into their sockets. She has doubled her weight and is thriving!. She’s such a strong girl and we are so proud of her,” the rescue said.
@catsofsanbernardino Theia the blind cat update! #catlife #savinganimals #catlover #catsoftiktok #kittenrescue #kittensoftiktok #catrescue #kitten #blindcat ♬ Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) – Kate Bush
We are now entering the summer season and with it follows the hottest days of the year. It is not uncommon for pets to be exposed to extreme heat conditions, and unfortunately, a large number of them die from overheating. It’s vital to make sure your pets are comfortable and in a safe environment. You should also never leave your cats (or any animal) in a parked car, especially when temperatures rise.
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always contact a veterinarian — they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets or animals you find that may need help.
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Cats of San Bernadino is a 501 c3 Non Profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of cats and kittens in the city of San Bernardino, CA. They focus on TNR, SNR, community cat feedings, shelter intervention, street rescues, and helping injured, sick, and special needs cats. You can donate here.
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