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"Ham Sandwich"

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Title: Ham Sandwich

Artist: Greg Perris

Medium: Acrylic

Dimensions: 18" x 24"

Animal Depicted: Ham Sandwich

Ham Sandwich came to us after being hit by a car. He sustained a severe pelvic fracture and had neurological deficits that affected his rear legs, so he was unable to urinate. Initially, we were having to keep in a urinary catheter (which is hard to maintain), or he had to be sedated to express his bladder. Neither of these options would give him a happy and full life, so euthanasia was sadly also discussed as an option. What was best for this little soul? But what made that conversation so difficult was that sweet little kitty was playing, purring, and cuddling. He was happy and he WANTED to live. He did not want to give up. So, we weren't going to, either.

Our incredibly talented and compassionate veterinarian, Dr. Schulz, had a different idea. She adored this cat and poured so much love and effort into him, she couldn't see giving up on him now. So she performed a procedure called a "perineal urethrostomy" to shorten the urethra. When swelling goes down, he would potentially be able to urinate on his own!

We are thrilled to tell you the surgery was a success! He uses the litter box with no issues, and you would never know what an ordeal he had been through. He told us he wanted to live, and what a life he has now!

The cherry tomato on top - HAM SANDWICH IS ADOPTED!!

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*If you are the winning bidder and are not in attendance to pick up your item(s) the night of the event at the Four Seasons Hotel artwork will be available for pick up from the Pine Street Shelter starting Tuesday, August 15th. Artwork will NOT be available to pick up before this (unless you are notified otherwise via email). If you are not local to the St. Louis Area, shipping is available for this item upon request (for an additional cost which will be calculated for each piece individually). All winning bidders will receive an email with more information once the auction has closed.

Donated By Greg Perris