"In 2001 a very special little kitten came to stay at our house named Emma. She weighed in at a whopping 2 ½ pounds. When she was about 9 months old she began vomiting and wouldn’t eat. The doctors at Piney Creek Square Veterinary Clinic took x-rays, but nothing showed up on them. She was losing weight, and she was thin by nature anyway, so everyone was worried about her. Dr. Behrns came to the rescue and performed emergency surgery on our little girl. She found an almond trying to pass into Emma’s stomach. Of course, it would not have shown up on an x-ray. Thank you, Dr. Behrns, for saving Emma’s life."
If you have lost a pet, contact all your nearby shelters as soon as possible and display fliers with a current picture of your pet in the neighborhood. Having a pet that is microchipped with identification tags and a collar will help make the time you are separated from your dog or cat shorter. For other abandoned pets see the resources immediately below in addition to your local shelter or animal control office.