Planned PEThood Blog

Paralysis to Recovery! Watch!

I want to introduce you to Inky. After several months battling a life-threatening virus, Inky is finally healthy and ready for adoption!

Inky was rescued from a local shelter, just like hundreds of others that cross our doors each year. After arriving at her foster home, she quickly lost the use of all four legs within days. After running a variety of tests, it was discovered that Inky had Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). FIP is a viral disease of cats that unfortunately has no cure and eventually results in death in nearly every case, except Inky!

Inky, a grey kitty wrapped in a colorful blanket.There is an experimental treatment seeing great success in other countries such as Australia and the UK, and it is in testing at multiple universities in America. The treatment is expensive and difficult to find. However, with your support and a lot of amazing connections, our vet team was able to get their hands on the treatment. Without that treatment, Inky might have not survived more than a few days.

Inky went through OVER 80 DAYS of injections and a few weeks of pill treatments with the help of her amazing foster family.

Her treatment worked! Following an observation period, Inky recently received FANTASTIC news! After month and months of treatment, she’s FIP free! Inky has come a long way and it hasn’t been an easy fight – BUT she’s a strong survivor! Now after her long battle, Inky is finally ready for adoption and starting the search for her forever home! ❤️

Make sure to watch the video above and her amazing transformation from paralysis to recovery!

If you may be interested in adopting this special girl, e-mail adoptions@PEThoodGA.org to learn more.

Piper, a black and white kitty.In other news, just two weeks ago, another case of FIP entered our care. Sweet Piper is now undergoing the same treatment and we are hopeful she will have the same results.