How Judge Hilda’s Dissent Helped her Make Paw-tner

In early June, a spunky, long-haired cat named Hilda landed at Cat Adoption Team (CAT). Some cats transition easily to shelter life, but Hilda struggled to adjust to the change.

This three-year-old beauty had opinions about her new digs in our main adoption center and quickly lost interest in food. Extended stress-related under-eating can cause a variety of health issues for cats. When we couldn’t convince her to eat and Hilda started to lose weight, our hospital team placed a feeding tube so we could ensure she was getting proper nutrition.

In addition to her lack of appetite, Hilda has some medical issues that could prove challenging to a typical adopter: kidney disease and an early-stage heart murmur. read more…