Abby came to us through a TNR project that BHCS Founder and
President, Leticia Stivers, worked on at a mobile home park in
Austin, Texas. Abby was already a teenager but only semi-socialized
to humans. The owners of the home where she was trapped did not want
her returned and since she was not friendly enough to be adopted
through the animal shelter, she became a resident at our sanctuary. Abby has since
blossomed into a very sweet girl who loves nothing more than a head
scratch as she looks at you lovingly with those big, gorgeous eyes.
Abby gave us quite a scare a few months ago. We noticed she would
stumble then fall over when she tried to walk. Our veterinarian
determined she had developed Peripheral Vestibular Disease, which
caused her head to tilt and make her extremely dizzy. She spent
about three weeks isolated in our cattery kitchen. So she would not
injure herself, we put down lots of padding and blankets on the
floor. She had to be lifted and placed into her litter box.
She would look at us and meow ever so
quietly. Probably so confused as to what was happening to her.
Fortunately, the peripheral version of this disease can have a good
outcome and over the next few weeks, Abby’s ability to walk
improved. She has now completely recovered and we're hoping that the
disease does not return.