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We were adopted: February 17 – 23, 2020

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2020

Noche was one of 70 pets adopted last week. This 5-year-old female cat was surrendered to our care in November after her elderly guardian passed away. During her intake exam, our shelter veterinary team diagnosed her with a rare condition known as eyelid agenesis or eyelid coloboma, a congenital defect that causes cats to be born without upper eyelids. Noche’s eyelid agenesis was extensive and caused chronic irritation to the surface of both eyes. She was unable to blink and clear the hair around her eyes which resulted in corneal ulcers.

In an effort to provide her relief from this painful condition, Associate Veterinarian Dr. David Molinas performed a rare surgery called a lip commissure to eyelid transposition. This complicated procedure entails creating new eyelid tissue from grafts provided from the lip margins of the patient. The operation was a success and for the first time in Noche’s life, she was able to blink fully. Thanks to the support of our community, we are able to provide homeless pets like Noche crucial and essential veterinary care. We are eternally grateful to our staff, donors and volunteers who make our lifesaving mission possible. We wish Noche and her new guardian many years of happiness. Read more about our adoption news below!

Cats adopted last week

Not pictured: Abe, Archie, Bucket Head, Burke, Cirus, Devin, Joel, Lenny

Dogs adopted last week

Not pictured: Arabella, Bonnie, Drew, Kim, Jackson, Jam, Jolene, Lightning, Nelson, Raelene, Shania, Trace

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No pet in your life? Let our adoption counselors know that you have no pets, and they’ll work to match you with a cat or dog who is looking for a home just like yours. Select pets who are not able to go to homes with other pets are eligible for 50 percent off our regular adoption fee during our “End Petlessness” promotion. There’s a pet for every person at the Richmond SPCA!

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