Fuego the two-year-old orange tabby came to our team in mid-October with an injury to his neck, an open wound that looked a lot like a burn. Our vet staff immediately took action to add healing jellies and creams, and a neck bandage to help Fuego resist the urge to scratch. Other than the temptation to itch, Fuego appeared to be comfortable and on track to heal. Eventually our staff put him in sweaters as an additional solution to stop the scratching. Our staff loved how happy and dapper Fuego looked during this time!
After some time passed on the road to recovery, Fuego was made available for interested individuals to foster him.
“I started fostering Fuego on December 1st. He had deep wounds still around his neck that were red from him scratching it. Fuego is such a sweetheart, and he is very tolerant when I apply cream on his wounds. He is constantly making biscuits and he loves to play as he continues to heal.” – Carmina, Fuego’s Foster mom.
Fostering pets is important as shelters rely on these homes to keep taking in new pets, and it allows them to help as many pets as possible. Without the dedicated help of people willing to open their homes, Nevada Humane Society and shelters all over the country would not be able to do what is necessary in order to provide a safe environment for pets in need.