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Short life of a kitten

On July 1, I adopted a kitten from the Friends of Nevada County Animal Adoption Center in Grass Valley. We went to the vet the next day. She was ill with an upper respiratory infection and was only 8 weeks old instead of the reported 11.

The next day FONCA called, informing me there was a distemper outbreak and to watch Phaedra. She died the next day. I called and notified them. Next, distemper boosters for my other cats and two weeks wondering if any of them would get the disease. One did develop the upper respiratory infection.

In her short life, she was just under two pounds, she had been spayed, vaccinated, tested, wormed and had Frontline (poison) put on her little body. She didn’t have a chance.



I have worked as a volunteer and board member in a shelter. I know what it is like working with unwanted animals, but is this right? My vet thinks it’s horrible. Phaedra was just a baby.

I am shocked that her picture is still on their Web site with the date she was adopted. In all respect to her, her new name was Misty Meadows, and she passed away July 4, 2004.




Deborah Kerr-Jones

Grass Valley


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