GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Rowdy is his new name. A young cat that survived a gunshot wound.
Carole Chowen a neuter Coordinator for Grand Valley Pets Alive, recieved a call from one of her clients (Rowdy Owner) .
Carol says the man on the phone was incoherent and going on about a cat fight, two cats injured, and no money for a visit to a vet and also saying“I might have shot him”, and “someone better come get this cat before I kill him”.
Carol made arrangements to meet the owner in a convenience store parking lot to take the cat.
After noticing a bullet wound in Rowdy, Carol and Marie Ramstetter of Loma Cat House took Rowdy to Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital were it was confirmed that Rowdy had a bullet lodged in his shoulder, shattering his femur.
Right now Rowdy is slowly recovering, and is living with Carol and her five cats. However, on Friday Rowdy will be driven to Kanab, UT for further care and rehabilitation, at the Best Friends Animal Society.
Due to Rowdy’s surgery being costly. Funds are being sought to pay for Rowdy’s surgery, aftercare, and his move to Utah.
Donations can be sent to : GVPA, P.O. Box 3701, Grand Junction, CO 81502
Updates on Rowdy will be posted on the Grand Valley Pets Alive Facebook page