On August 2, 2019 a 5 1⁄2 year old male neutered DSH brown tabby was brought in to Southwood. Puma had been hit by the owner’s car the previous Monday and disappeared. When he returned Wednesday, they noticed he was not using his rear legs well. Puma had already had one miraculous recovery when he fought off Cytaxzoan felis infection (a lethal tick-borne illness) with the help of medications in January of 2017. Puma was in need of help again. His heart sounds were muffled and he was breathing rapidly. He could walk, but was painful in the hind end. Xrays showed a severe diaphragmatic hernia with his stomach and most of his intestines sitting in his chest. He also had a subluxation of his left sarcoiliac region and a left pubic fracture (pelvic fractures). Puma’s owners could not afford the emergency surgery he needed so they signed him over to Southwood. He survived the surgery (8-2-19) and is still recovering from his injuries. He is FeLV/FIV neg and his vaccines have been updated. He is not ready for adoption but should be soon. If interested please contact The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at Southwood.

Name: Puma
Species: Feline/ Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Male/Neutered
Birthday: est. 01/20/14
Current Location: The Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at Southwood
Minimum Adoption Donation: $75