Incontinence is usually thought of as an “old person’s” issue. But, it can also affect animals!
A good example is Pointe.This sweet, social and inquisitive four month old Chocolate Point Siamese doesn’t know, or care, that she has “old cat” issues. She came to the Washington Humane Society in March as a stray from the streets of Northeast, DC. She was underweight and had a urinary tract infection. Too young for immediate adoption, she was taken in by a temorary foster home.Today she stays at a clinic and a few very nice technicians take her home on the weekends. She has been known to follow her human friends around like a dog, and enjoys playing like any kitten.
Suffering from Mega Colon, Pointe’s bowels do not always do what they are supposed to. This is a polite way of saying that small amounts of bodily fluids are sometimes expelled without her knowing. This is a result of a birth defect or injury to her spine. As her situation is not treatable with surgery, those who are caring for her are trying her on a special diet to help and will soon know if it is a long term option to control the symptoms.
Pointe would happily tell you that she knows how to use the litter box, so that would never be the problem. And, she loves to spend time grooming her pretty Siamese fur. But, sometimes she is just not aware of what her body is doing. What she would like most is to find a forever home where her human loves her for the great kitten she is, and has the patience to work with her needs. She would even be willing to live in a really great safe outdoor environment if it meant having someone to love her and take care of her forever.
Medical conditions are not by choice, so all species deserve to live the most fulfilling and rewarding lives they can. If you have room for Pointe in your home and heart, please contact Alyson at [email protected]