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Curtis, a lovable silver tabby, made his way to North Shore Animal League America from a municipal shelter in New York City. He had suffered a significant head injury likely caused by being hit by a vehicle.

The impact of the collision was so severe that his right eye was dislodged completely from its socket, which unfortunately could not be saved. It also caused Curtis to lose vision in the other eye, and left him with a fractured jaw and several cracked and damaged teeth.

“When I took Curtis out of his carrier for the first time, his injuries were immediately evident. Most unsettling, however, was his demeanor. He was visibly anxious and frightened. Rightfully so, he was acutely blind and in serious pain. It was important to me to not only address his injuries, but also to try to calm him,” said Animal League veterinarian, Dr. Marina Tejada.

It was clear that this poor little cat was in severe need of medical attention, and it was up to Dr. Tejada and the medical staff at the Animal League to save his fragile life.

But even in his traumatic state, Curtis let his guard down and became familiar with his surroundings and his caregivers. “From the moment you meet Curtis you see how sweet, friendly and playful he is despite the injuries he’s suffered,” said Dr. Tejada. “He will make an amazing pet for some very lucky adopter someday.”

Curtis will require extensive rehabilitation and a lot of TLC to help heal his wounds, so he can live a full and happy life.

Your donation now will help us continue to provide the life-saving care that Curtis and other injured and sick animals so desperately need.

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Donors and Champions

Aleksandra R.
Port Washington, NY
donated: $1,500
debbie G.
Campbell, CA
donated: $500
donna H.
Airmont, NY
donated: $500
Iris H.
Totowa, NJ
donated: $250
West Hempstead, NY
donated: $200
Zoel F.
San Francisco, CA
donated: $150
christine P.
Willis, TX
donated: $150
Kyle S.
Brooklyn , NY
donated: $150
Lynne S.
New York, NY
donated: $150
Yariv A.
Glen Cove , NY
donated: $150

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Beverly, MA

Curtis' Journey

Here are some photos detailing Curtis' journey since he came to the Animal League. WARNING: Some of these images are very graphic.

User Comments

Andrea Kafure K.
4 years, 5 months ago

Feel better cutie!

Susanne H.
4 years, 5 months ago

God bless and heal you sweet sweet baby!

John R.
4 years, 5 months ago

Get well soon, Curtis!

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