Healing Mr. Marty.

March 11, 2019

Dr. Fournier, right, and technician Danielle Zalewski give Mr. Marty a check-up.

Healing Mr. Marty.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

For nearly a month, Jody McCarthy has been caring for Mr. Marty the cat, who was brought into Mason County Animal Control on Feb. 14. Mr. Marty had clear signs of extreme frost bite on his back paws along with other signs of hypothermia.

Jody McCarthy with Mr. Marty.

McCarthy is a volunteer with Lakeshore Animal Friends. She often takes in stray cats and prepares them for adoption. Mr. Marty has been one of the tougher cases she has seen.

“He was miserable,” she said. “He was brought to me at 5:30 p.m. and his paws would not stop bleeding for hours. He was miserable and in a lot pain. He was clearly someone’s pet because he had been neutered.”

Since that time, Mr. Marty has been to the veterinarian a couple times and has been healing well. He had an appointment last Thursday with Dr. Stacey Fournier at Country Veterinary Clinic in Victory Township. Dr. Fournier said Mr. Marty is healing well.

“He’s such a friendly guy,” McCarthy said. “He’s very loving and has been a real trooper during this ordeal.”

Mr. Marty’s medical treatment is being paid for by Lakeshore Animal Friends, a non-profit organization that relies on donations.

“It’s a great organization,” McCarthy said. “I got involved a few years ago and it is just very rewarding.”

Lakeshore Animal Friends provides Mason County Animal Control with $100 certificates towards neutering and spaying stray animals. The organization prepares them for adoption.

Technician Danielle Zalewski and Jody McCarthy with Mr. Marty.

“Lakeshore Animal Friends has a great relationship with the county animal shelter,” McCarthy said.

As far as Mr. Marty goes, McCarthy said he will be ready for adoption in one or two weeks. “I am going to have a hard time letting go of him, he’s such a lovable cat. I needs a home where he can be inside all the time and where he gets lots of affection.

“We are very thankful to everyone who has contributed to helping Mr. Marty heal,” McCarthy said.

To inquire about adopting Mr. Marty, call McCarthy at 231-794-7328.

To make a tax-deductible donation send checks to Lakeshore Animal Friends, PO Box 503, Ludington, MI 49431.

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