Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten

It is with a very sad and heavy heart we announce the passing of Kane, one of the Poetry cougars that arrived at In-Sync Exotics one month ago.

When we first met Kane in Poetry, we noticed he could not walk properly.  Watching Kane fall over 3 times, and was then forced to crawl over to the water bowl because he was too weak to walk, was devastating to all of us.  This poor baby arrived heat exhausted, dehydrated and vitamin deficient. We believe that sometime before Kane arrived, he suffered a small seizure or stroke resulting in facial and leg movement changes on the left side of his body.  The vet believes 10 days after he arrived, Kane experienced another stroke or seizure during the night, that may have resulted in him aspirating on undigested food or saliva causing fluid to entered Kane’s lungs resulting to him developing pneumonia.  And if that wasn’t enough for this poor cat to endure, we learned about a week ago, during a full body exam at the veterinarian’s, that approximately six months ago something terrible happened to Kane resulting in his right leg to be completely shattered.  Unfortunately, Kane did not receive medical attention after this devastating event, so his bones were left to mend themselves.

A couple of days ago our vet diagnosed Kane with terminal lung cancer.  The cancer was extremely aggressive and the vet believed he only had a few days left with us.

Last night around 11:00pm, Kane suffered a seizure that lasted about two minutes.  With Kane's favorite animal caretaker and In-Sync Exotics’ director present, Kane slipped away quietly into the night. 

We are so grateful we were able to be there for Kane during his time in need.  He did not die alone, unnamed in Poetry, Texas; instead he passed away in the company of In-Sync Exotics friends who loved and cared for him very much.  He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. 

He was Kane, a beautiful cougar, who shared with us the important message—that we should all live our lives as if it was our last with those who love us unconditionally.

God Bless Kane
Gone But Never Forgotten

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