DAYTON, NV - K.A. Animal Rescue, based in Dayton, has taken in a kitten that was thrown out of a moving vehicle traveling northbound on US 395 near Johnson Lane.
The 7-week-old kitten named 'Clover' was evaluated by Dr. Lavach, in Reno, at no charge due to an anonymous donor from his office and his medical needs it just beginning.
Clover has had corneal abrasions in both eyes that are healing. He has damage and scarring to his left retina, due to the initial head trauma and hemorrhaging in the left eye. He is deaf in his left ear and has limited "vision" in his right eye, but cannot "track" movement and does not move his head to the left. It is most likely from some type of brain trauma from the impact as he hit the ground says K.A. Animal Rescue. Almost like his brain cannot process what he is seeing or is seeing things opposite.
Both the radius and ulna of the left front leg were broken from impact and will remain under veterinary care until his leg is healed, at least 2-4 weeks.
It is currently unknown if this condition will improve or stay the same and if he will suffer any further issues such as seizures, etc., in the future.
Brain trauma is very difficult to speculate says K.A. Animal Rescue. He is very affectionate and even with the cast seems to be maneuvering around a little better.
"I was hoping for a little better news than his current condition because he is really in a world of darkness, and he has a heart of gold...I will continue to update Clover as we know more," says Deborah Larson, president and founder of K.A. Animal Rescue.
"I thank everyone who has responded to him for adoption, those who have donated and Dayton Riverside Veterinary Hospital for EVERYTHING they have done and are doing for Clover."
Clover was injured 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.
The little furry victim has been with K.A. Animal Rescue since June 27 and needs a loving home and help with medical costs.
Clover suffered a broken leg, also suffered head trauma and is now blind. Clover is only 7 weeks old. He is a very lovable kitten.
K.A. Animal Rescue is looking for donations to cover ongoing medical costs and also looking for a suitable person to adopt Clover. He will need to be a strictly indoor kitten.
If the K.A. Animal Rescue in Dayton can't find a suitable person here, they will be trying to transport him to the Blind Cat Rescue in North Carolina. Please help with Clover.
Your help is greatly appreciated. Donations can be made to Wells Fargo, Dayton Riverside Veterinary Hospital or to K.A. Rescue PO box 1433, Dayton NV 89403.
A little boy was so distraught over Clover's predicament that he has decided to conduct a lemonade stand fundraising-campaign Saturday to raise money for Clover's medical bills. If you wish to help this caring family, swing by their stand at 880 Wells Ave in front of Olivia's Ice-Cream Shop between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be giving out a limited amount of Reno Aces baseball hats beginning at 11 a.m. for every purchase made!
Or donate online at http://www.kukuisalii.org/. You can also help pay for this little guy's growing veterinary bill at Dayton Riverside Vet Hospital at (775) 246-5392.
K.A. Animal Rescue is a non profit organization, tax id number 01-0893463. You may contact Deborah Larson for further information. (775) 671-0176.