Basket's story started out sad, took a dramatic turn and is now in need of a happy ending. According to a release from MSPCA-Centerville, this beautiful two-year-old tuxedo cat was rescued from the Market Basket parking lot in Bourne on May 9.
She was brought to the MSPCA in Centerville where she was examined by the center's veterinarian. Basket's abnormal breathing concerned the staff and diagnostic tests were ordered. Those lifesaving tests revealed a diaphragmatic hernia. According to the MSPCA, the hernia forced her internal organs into her chest cavity--a serious condition that is fatal if not corrected.
"Imagine dealing with such a terrible injury while at the same time juggling temperature swings and the constant threat from cars and predators,"said Mary Sarah Baker, director of the MSPCA-Centerville adoption center.
The Cape Cod Cat veterinarian practice was brought in and the necessary surgery was done to save Basket. Funding for Basket's surgery came from the center's donation driven Guardian Angell Fund.
This sweet kitty is recovering from her surgery at Cape Cod Cat and is ready for a happy home. Anyone interested in adopting Basket should visit the MSPCA-Centerville adoption center during regular business hours.