July 21, 2011
Eva says: Jackie a two-month-old stray found and brought to NYC ACC Brooklyn shelter, a kill shelter, in late June. She was rescued from there by City Critters, Inc. She weighed 1.9 lbs when admitted, underweight for a kitten her age. Her shelter ID number is A900558

Jackie was in a very bad shape -- her tail was necrotic and ready to fall off, her left ear was all dead tissue, the tip of her nose was missing. She was weak and ready to end it all. We do not know what happened to her, but our vet suspected septicemia as a result of infection. We knew her tail and left ear were necrotic and were going to eventually fall off. The doc decided to keep Jackie, let the ear and tail fall off naturally and then gently surgically close the affected areas. She was way too weak to have surgery immediately -- and why rush something that was going to happen anyway!? I had all confidence in the vet's diagnosis and treatment. I was also very grateful for their kind offer to keep Jackie until she is completely out of the woods.

Now she is getting the best of care. Thanks to the efforts of our favorite vets, Jackie has regained her health and energy. She did lose part of her ear and now has a bunny-like tail. Her nose healed wonderfully. I stopped by the vet's office after work to visit Jackie. She was all hugs and kisses, eating, and bored to death. She has a lot of nose discharge but is not getting antibiotics (I am against too much antibiotics too) but am sure will get them if necessary. Most importantly -- she is a happy healthy kitten again. She wants to play and climb and snuggle. She is an extremely sweet and gentle girl and is already making friends at the vet where she is staying for a few more days before going to her foster home for more TLC! She really lucked out to be cared for by loving and knowledgable vet people!

All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Eva P.
Jackie has her own facebook page where her fans were able to watch her progress
Contact City Critters in NYC if you'd like to give Jackie a forever home

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wokkawokka -
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Sweet little Jackie! I'd adopt her in a heartbeat! People who abandon kittens ought to answer for themselves... with a howl of agony
JayPea -
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She is a pretty girl! One can see that, despite the ear and nose, she has a beautiful face. I love gray tuxedo kitties! I am so glad she found good friends!
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This break's my heart, thank you for help Jackie sending much light and healing paw!
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Poor sweet little Jackie :-) I found my Raya as an abandoned kitten outside a friend's apt bldg in NYC. Raya & a sibling had been outside in the morning when I went out, but I didn't give it too much thought. By afternoon when I got back, the sibling was inside the wall(!) via a hole, and Raya was on the ground scared & ready to fight anyone that got close. Luckily I had leather gloves & a jacket as protection... Thank goodness I was able to get info from the Humane Society when I called because she wouldn't eat or drink for the first 24 hrs. She's now 8 yrs old, spayed, fat, sassy & an indoor cat!
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Bless you and your helpers for giving this baby a chance at a real loving life! All kitties deserve love and respect! muah.....!
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I could have been like this - out in the rain and cold. She is so sweet. I hope she goes home with someone like my mom and dad who are goofy - but great!!
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Oh, what a sweet baby!! She is healing wonderfully--goodness, what a relief she got help, poor little cutie!! Bless you!!!!
sio -
so glad this cat found a forever home with people who know best how to care for a cat with special needs... a big THANKS to everyone who made this possible. and hug for the kitty :)
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A very lucky kitty indeed! I'm so glad that she's had understanding doctors and she'll be in much better shape to go to foster care and continue to heal up and practice her purr. :-)
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Such trusting eyes.
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Bless her, she is a sweetie. What a lucky little kitty and I hope she finds the best possible home.
melanie -
That poor kitty. :( How much suffering she's endured in her short life. Is she going to be able to breathe and smell things okay? It looks like one nostril is closed off. What great vets you have.
mrskitton -
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What a sweet heart! Is she going to get adopted by a loving family? I sure hope so....she is precious!
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OMG i cried so hard!! I just want to hug her and say everything is all right.. She is just to cute. And i no she will find a forever home. Plz give her a hug and a kiss for me.
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my heart breaks for the suffering of this little one. That something so horrible could happen to Jackie is very disheartening. Hope she finds a good home where she can give and receive lots of love.
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Oh Jackie. City Critters gets my vote for going the distance for this baby. I wonder if the vets are in Dr. G's clinic. The photos make me cry.
deinemuse -
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She is an adorable mess! I really hope she goes a special home and gets the tons of love she so deserves!
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troncin -
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She has a sweet face! I'm so glad that she was rescued. May she go to a loving and caring home.
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What a beautiful little angel and blessings to all who worked on her rescue. She will make a fabulous therapy kitty for people who have had disfiguring injuries. She has a bright future thanks you and your friends.
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I feel so bad for her, but it's great she's received such good care. She's already loved so much and I'm sure she's going to find a wonderful forever home. Give her a little squeeze for me!
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Poor baby! I hope she gets a wonderful forever home!
toni -
What a little sweetheart! So glad you took her in and get her help.
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Jackie is a little sweetie,and I'm so glad you rescued her from that kill shelter, and got her help from such caring vets! Hopefully, she will eventually find her own furever, loving home, for she deserves one!
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OMG! Jackie is adorable and so lucky you found her!!! What an amazing come-back! A prime example of how luv and care can make a huge, huge difference! :-)
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eric gon -
i am grateful that there are people like you in the world
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What a poor little girl! Looking at these pictures makes my heart break :( Thank you for rescuing her and caring for her - you are an ANGEL! <3
megatha427 -
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I just reread your story about her. She's gone through so much in her short little life! It shows what a fighter she is!
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It's a very sad and happy story. I'm glad she could make it and I'm grateful to you and vets.
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i am also greatful for people that go above and beyond to help needy animals...all kill shelters need to be converted to non-kill, i dont understand why they exist
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Oh my goodness, that poor sweet baby!! Big Hugs for Jackie!!
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I just almost cried :( but reminded myself she is in wonderful hands and doing very well! God bless you! You and everyone working with her are truly amazing people! She is too cute by the way!
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I want to adopt her! She is just too cute! There is a special place in my heart for animals like her.
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God Bless your heart and all the wonderful care she received by the vet. Much love to Jackie. I hope she lives a healthy and happy life.
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So much love and trust in those beautiful golden eyes - testament to the extraordinary care you and the vets have given her. She will make someone a fabulous pet. Whoever gets her will be very lucky indeed. Such a sweetheart, at first I didn't know if I should cry or swoon with joy for her. I'm choosing the latter.
judymack -
I am so glad to see Jackie today and hear her story! I don't know how it happened but I got her pictures yesterday instead of Max's and I was heartbroken that no seemed to care about her problems! I was wrong! I foster kittens (have 3 now) and I am so glad she is getting the care she needs and that your vet is a very caring human being! Hooray for Jackie. I love her but I am in Tennessee. She is precious and I will never forget this particular kitten. Thank you for sharing her.
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Jackie looks so sad here, and she certainly had a right to be, but now she has met some wonderful care-givers and she is on the way to becoming a beautiful and healthy little cattie. Many thanks to the vet for his care, and to Eva and City Critters. All are such caring people and the world is a better place because of them.
Mia -
God Bless you for taking in this kitty and making her feel so loved. We all love those adorable, fluffy kittens we see here, but it's so wonderful to be reminded that there are those out there who have had a tough time, (just like people).
I can tell she's just so sweet.
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Such soulfull eyes. Karma will visit whoever caused this pain.
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jackie is absolutely the epitome of pure beauty. Thank you to all of you who made her dreasm of being loved come true. you are all earth angels.
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Please pardon my typos, above. I was typing through happy tears. :-)
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What a stoic, sweet little girl! And I envy the lucky people who get to keep her. I'd love to see how she's doing a few months ago. Can we get an update?
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Ahhh bless all of you who helped this little angel girl. I hope she has a long happy life in a loving home. She deserves the best
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100% BEAUTIFUL+!!!!!!!!
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As well as being beautiful this sweetie is all things wonderful!
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There's so much love in those eyes. Someone will be lucky to have her.
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Praise God for rescuing this sweet little creature. Psalm 36:6 man and beast You save, O Lord!
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Aww, what a sad story but nice it has a happy ending - good vet care and people who love her. I hope someone very special comes along to give her a forever home - after all she's been through, she REALLY deserves it! Sweet Jackie.
amycats -
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Jackie and her story are a real "joy" -- bless everyone who helped -- would love to hear more as Jackie grows older! Please keep us posted!
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What a precious girl kitty! Looks like a chemical burn to me (vet tech). She is just beautiful in her own way. :)
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Ewwwww
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