After calling veterinarian after veterinarian on Long Island, Gabriel Randall, a retired veteran who is currently unemployed, was turned away from every one. His family cat, Tigger who lived with him, his wife and his children had a broken leg. Tigger needed help as soon as possible. The family was desperate and the veterinarians who did offer some sort of help suggested Tigger be put to sleep at only two years old, simply because the surgery cost was too much for the family to provide.
A relative suggested Mr. Randall call Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center.
“When we received the call we knew we had to help this family” said David Ceely, executive director of Little Shelter. “We couldn’t let this family lose their beloved pet at any given time, especially around the holidays.”
On Monday, Dec. 5, Tigger was brought to the office of Little Shelter’s Medical Director Dr. Liguori at Babylon Animal Hospital. Two pins were permanently placed in Tigger’s leg to allow it to heal. Tigger’s prognosis is very good and will be able to return to the happy life he once knew, pain free, with his family.
Tigger was helped though a program that Little Shelter runs which helps families in need. The goal is to keep the animals who are loved with the families who love them. This eliminates pets being turned into the shelter system and those at risk of senseless euthanasia.
Little Shelter is currently collecting donations to cover the cost of Tigger’s care.
The family was reunited on Dec. 7.
For more information, contact Little Shelter at 631-368-8770 or visit www.littleshelter.com.
One of Long Island’s oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and unsocialized pets, and a 100-percent spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, NY. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.