Shelter Tales: Blue


Blue (known as Otis by staff) is a 10 year old kitty with a purr motor that never stops. He was pulled by Animal Ark from the Humane Society in November of 2016. A stray who came in to AHS extremely underweight, he had been scheduled to be euthanized if a rescue didn’t take him. Our shelter manager Lorraine almost immediately suspected him of being hyperthyroid and requested he be tested. The lab work came back confirming our suspicions and we quickly arranged to have him treated. It was determined Blue would be a good candidate for radioactive iodine treatment, and we sent him to be treated offsite with one of our partner vets.

Blue spent 10 days offsite during his treatment, and everything went well. He was soon back at the shelter with us and recovering nicely. Our staff went to microchip him, the last step before he could be available for adoption, only to discover that he already had one. As he had come from the Humane Society we had not thought to check earlier. Following the trail of the chip, we were thrilled to discover that he had a family out there that had been missing him for a couple months. They were very grateful and happy to have Blue back home safe.

They just sent us an update (see picture!) that he is doing great. We love happy endings!


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