DAYTON, NV - The kitten that was first seen on KOLO 8 News Now via KOLOCares has had his cast removed and is ready for his new home.
Clover has been with K.A. Animal Rescue since June 27 and has received a lot of support from the community, especially from an 8-year-old boy named Dylan.
Dylan was so distraught over Clover's predicament that he decided to conduct a lemonade stand fund raising-campaign and raised more than $300 for Clover. An anonymous donor was moved by Dylan's efforts and matched his earnings. So far, more than $2000 has been collected to help with Clover's medical costs and continued care. This is why finding the right family for Clover is crucial.
Deborah Larson, Founder and President of Kukuis Alii Animal Rescue in Dayton says not only must Clover's new home be familiar with what the kitten needs, but must be prepared to cover potential medical costs in the future.
"Our fear is that Clover will be okay for awhile but should he need more help medically, that the new owner will opt to put him down rather than continue his care," says Larson. "I want to make sure that any potential adopter knows his vision and hearing will not be fully restored, short of a miracle."
Larson says any home interested in adopting Clover must be prepared to answer questions and a home inspection will be conducted.
Oh, and one more thing. The shelter would like to find a family that would consider adopting Clover along with his best buddy, Gizmo. "They are made for each other," says Larson.
Clover was injured one Saturday night when a driver two cars down noticed a maroon Ford Explorer going 65 mph toss what was thought to be a bag out the window. The witness stopped to see what it was and discovered it was a brown and orange kitten. No license plate was seen and no suspects have been found.
Clover suffered a broken leg, head trauma, and is now partially blind. He is a very lovable kitten.
"He is a survivor and he's proven himself," says Larson.
If you wish to be a candidate for adopting this little guy email Deborah Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org