North Shore Animal League America has some sad news to report: one of our beautiful Sponsor Program cats, Jules, passed away on July 28, 2012.
Jules became part of our Sponsor Program after being abandoned a decade ago. Poor Jules was completely terrified when he first arrived at the safety of Animal League America. Sadly, given his level of anxiety, it was likely the poor cat had been mistreated in the past.
Upon examining Jules, our medical staff determined that he suffered from a severe upper respiratory infection. More worrisome, he was diagnosed with a heart murmur and cardiac arrhythmia, both very dangerous conditions that can prove fatal.
Thanks to the generosity of our Sponsor Program donors, Jules received the treatment he needed to begin his journey of recovery. He was adopted by a wonderful family, whose patience and kindness helped Jules transform from a traumatized cat who resisted any human contact and hid all day long to one who loved nothing more than to be petted and given tons of attention.
While losing a beloved pet is always heartbreaking, we are comforted knowing that, after a very rough start in life, Jules spent many happy years with a family who cared deeply for him.
Julesâ€™ family, and all of us here at Animal League America, want to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who continue to support our Sponsor Program. You are the reason that Jules, and animals like him, receive the lifelong medical care they need to live out their years in loving, permanent homes.
The Sponsor Team