In 2012, we at Uno's Happy Endings Rescue were thrilled to announce to our friends and followers that long-term resident Cammie, who had been with us since she was rescued with her siblings at roughly 3 weeks old, had finally found a home! We were encouraged by her success and celebrated with the most dilectable of canned meats and fresh catnip.
Cammie spent nearly a year in her new home, settling in quickly and enjoying her time with her new family. She always had such an amazing, ambitious spirit, we were sure she had finally found her "furrever" home.
Unfortunately, fate had other intentions. Cammie's new human siblings began to develop allergies, and she could no longer enjoy time close to the people she loved so much. She was eventually relenquished back to us, where we took her in with open arms.
Since returning, Cammie was not the same cat that we had grown attached to and bonded with. She became reclusive, shy, quiet and timid, afraid of the slightest sound. She refused to be handled or pet by our foster parents, and we feared the worst for Cammie when she developed a terrible skin infection caused by incessant scratching, a habit our veterinarian thinks developed as a coping mechanism.
Weeks went by, Cammie was treated for the infection but her wounds became larger and more painful as the scratching continued. Alone and terrified, secluded most of the day, we began to wonder if keeping Cammie alive was inhumane.
We spent days struggling with the decision when we gathered our thoughts and chose to give Cammie another chance. She deserved a "furrever" home, and we were determined to give her one.
After strenuous steroidal medication, veterinary care and socialization, and much rehabilitation, we were over-the-moon with happiness when we caught Cammie during one of her first moments of happiness since her return to our rescue. As you can see in the video, Cammie's skin has mostly healed and she is even playing, despite her horrible past of heartbreak and emotional turmoil.
Luckily, Cammie proved to be as strong as we've always known her to be. Cammie is available for adoption, to the right home, and will be a perfect addition to any family.