A New Year’s Miracle for Tamale the Kitten

When Tamale, a sweet little brown tabby kitten, was first discovered by SAFE Haven staff she weighed just 1 ½ pounds and was battling an upper respiratory infection that had gotten so bad it was impacting her vision. The Wake County Animal Shelter, which had her at the time, reached out to their rescue partners for assistance to help her gain weight and beat the infection.

SAFE Haven stepped in, knowing they could help this little kitten recover. A volunteer made the trip to pick her up on New Year’s Eve day and Dr. Jennifer, SAFE Haven’s vet, immediately administered antibiotics and eye drops. She found scars left on Tamale’s corneas from the infection that will hopefully improve over time.

Tamale is now in a foster home getting accustomed to living with other cats and humans. She’s receiving lots of love, gaining confidence and growing strong! She will return to SAFE Haven when she’s big and healthy enough for her spay surgery, where she’ll be awaiting her forever home!

Cats like Tamale have a chance at a healthy and happy life thanks to hard-working volunteers that go the extra mile, like driving to pick up a kitten on New Year’s Eve! Join the SAFE Haven volunteer crew to make a difference in a cat’s life.