by Vanessa Villanueva
Vanessa Villanueva is an Administrative and Humane Education Assistant with Valley Animal Center in Fresno, California. VAC shares their animal rescue adventures with us every month. Check out KRL’s interview with VAC to learn more about what they do.
JoJo is a playful, year-and-a-half old cat. A couple of months ago, she came to Valley Animal Center from Valley Oak SPCA and has been waiting patiently for a forever home ever since. She is adored by our staff because of her outgoing nature.
Valley Oak SPCA asked us to take JoJo because, unfortunately, she does not have eyelids. The exact cause is unknown, but we’re predicting that JoJo was in a burn accident that led to the loss of her eyelids. Without any eyelids, JoJo can suffer of health issues like bacterial infections and dry eyes. Luckily, JoJo will be having reconstructive eyelid surgery to help minimize the high chance of any health complication.
Even with the reconstructive surgery, JoJo’s eyelid problem will not be 100% fixed. For JoJo’s post-operation care, we recommend that she has annual check-ups with a veterinarian to monitor her eye care. Preferably, the veterinarian should be well aware of JoJo’s medical history.
JoJo should go to a home that will have plenty of love and care to give to her. She will do great in any type of home with any type of family since she is so loving and very playful. Even better, JoJo gets along with children, dogs, and other cats. However, we do recommend she be a strictly indoor cat due to her eye condition.
Like all of our adoptable animals, JoJo has already been spayed/neutered, de-wormed, is up-to-date on her vaccinations, and is micro-chipped. For the month of August, adult cats, including JoJo are $40, kittens are $65, large dogs are $50, small dogs are $75, and puppies are $175. If you would like more information about JoJo or any of our adoptable animals, please call the Valley Animal Center at 559-233-8690 or stop by our facility. Our cat and dog adoption centers are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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