Quasimodo, more affectionately known as Quasi, an approximately 4 month old orange tiger striped male kitten, was found by a good samaritan. He was discovered along the roadside with a bloody nose, unwilling to walk. Reportedly, Quasi’s injuries were sustained when he was hit by a car.
Quasi was first taken to a local veterinary clinic where he was given medication for pain control. Soon after, Quasi arrived at the Tompkins County SPCA for a full evaluation and treatment. Quasi was suffering from a bloody nose but no obvious fractures to his face or head. He was mentally a little dull but responsive with human interaction. The rest of his body was thoroughly examined. No fractures of his limbs were noted; however, he was very sensitive on his left front leg.
Quasi was dehydrated and required fluids to help make him feel better. The fluids were given under Quasi’s skin creating a balloon like swelling just behind his shoulder blades. This is how Quasi received his named due to his uncanny resemblance to Quasimodo the lead character in Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Quasi was fostered overnight by a member of the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine team. By the following day, Quasi was improving. No longer was his nose bleeding and his left front leg was still sore, but he was willing to walk on it. He was readily eating canned kitten food and was enjoying all the attention he was receiving. He is currently recuperating in a foster home.
As Quasi continues to improve, this snuggle bug will be looking for a forever home. He is scheduled for a neuter and will be available for adoption soon after. He is up to date on vaccines, deworming, and flea preventatives and FeLV negative. Quasi is a very sweet and handsome boy looking for a forever home with lots of love.