Photo Friday: Tortoiseshell Rescued from Winter Elements

“Two winters ago, we discovered a large tortoiseshell cat eating rabbit food that we put out on our porch. One day, after seeing her with a cardboard masking tape ring around her neck, we brought her into our home. She was so cold. Her eyes were watering and her long hair was matted with evergreen thorns. We cut the cardboard ring off and trimmed her hair to make her comfortable. Then we took her to the veterinarian and, thankfully, she was healthy. The veterinarian had to shave her fur to get rid of all of the thorns, so she wore a sweater until her hair grew back. Today, she’s a happy, healthy 9-year-old girl! We love having her as part of our family.”

—Submitted by: An ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Pet Parent*

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