Help us save Luna, slammed against a wall… broken.
Here is a young kitty, Luna, laying at our clinic with multiple fractures and internal injuries very similar to the ones typically caused by a car crash but just that this time it wasn’t a car, but an absolutely brutal man, a 50 something year old, alcoholic, father of two young teenagers that, after an argument with his daughters decided to hurt where it would hurt more by killing their baby cat, Luna.
I cannot repeat what the girls told me. I could barely understand it. Theirs was an explanation filled with tears and given mostly with gestures, gestures describing a big man, grabbing Luna from her neck and repeatedly slamming her against the concrete wall. Time and time again until she stopped moving willingly and began shaking.
And that was the condition in which Luna has arrived to us. Wrapped inside a towel, shaking in a uncontrollable state of shock, gasping for air. Barely alive. It has been horrible. I’ve seen a lot, but I’m not ready for cases like these. This gets to me.
Baby Luna wasn’t expecting anything like this to happen. She was happily sleeping on top of those baby dolls before her world crashed and she started slamming the walls.
We have multiple fractures and possible internal injuries we are not yet able to evaluate.
Luna is right now being stabilized, receiving IV fluids and slowly recovering from shock. She will be operated from her injuries as soon as her condition allows.
Luna will not go back home. In tears, the two girls have given her to us. They know they can’t bring her back home ever again. They know their father will kill her.
Update October 8
Luna was calm through the night but she has been experiencing a very complicated day so far. As you can see in the X-ray, her left lung (left area covered in white) is soaked in blood and the liquid is spreading. This puts a lot of pressure on her and stops her from being able to breath normally. This is why she is having such breathing difficulty.
We are about to start draining, we hope to be able to stop the bleeding!
Update October 10
It’s been a 36 hour battle against death.
Luna was chocking in her own blood, internal bleeding was putting pressure in her lungs and heart, for a moment it looked like she wouldn’t make it.
We drained the blood, we managed to stop the hemorrhage, and finally, yesterday evening, it became obvious that the crisis was under control. Her breathing became normal and paused, she relaxed and for the first time since she came to us her eyes started shinning, bright like a blue sun.
We have won a battle against death, but the war is not over… we are going to wait a couple of days until the situation is totally under control and then we’ll be tackling the fractures in her hip and sacrum. It won’t be easy, but this is an extraordinary kitty with a lot of good people behind…. She knows you are reading this, and she knows she will never be abused again.
Update October 15
It took a three hour surgery to fix someone that would barely qualify as less than human being did to her. The impacts against the wall ravaged her body, the delicate actions of a surgeon brought her back to life.
So here she is… Luna!!!
Update 30 October
Look who is here!!! LUNA has just come to the clinic to have a follow up check and she is doing amazing!! She’s nearly completely recovered and her character.. amazing, as brave and lovely as she ever was… have a look!
Thank you for helping us bringing Luna back to life. Please Donate to her rehabilitation and treatment, it was going to be tricky to fix, but we promised you we would do our absolute best to save her.
Many many thanks!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I have just spent one hour with the two girls and their mother. I can’t obviously go into much detail but they left home this morning and moved to her parent’s home… it was the last straw. She is separating and will eventually start divorce proceedings.
P.S. We will be updating this blog in coming days with pictures of the surgery and Luna’s evolution, that we hope will be a positive one..