Clay Humane News


December 6, 2018

Clay Humane seeking donations for two young, injured cats found off local roadways; Both cats most likely thrown from cars

Nonprofit animal clinic says both cats are recovering and available for adoption by Christmas

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – (December 6, 2018) — Clay Humane, a nonprofit animal clinic located in Orange Park, is asking for donations to help care for two young cats found on local roadways. Clinic veterinarians believe the cats were thrown from cars based on their injuries.

A Clay Humane client found a male cat on the Buckman Bridge Nov. 30. Clinic staff have named him Buckman. Buckman is approximately 6-months-old and suffered multiple abrasions and a crushed pelvis. Injuries which indicate he was hit by a car.

Donations needed for Emerson's medical billsA friend of a Clay Humane staff member found an approximately 10-week-old female kitten running down Interstate 95 near Emerson Street on Dec.4. Clay Humane staff have named her Emerson. Emerson came to Clay Humane with a degloving injury to the jaw.

“Because of their injuries and the locations where they were found, we believe both cats were thrown from vehicles,” said Dr. Christian Broadhurst, Clay Humane senior staff veterinarian. “Luckily, both of these sweet felines should heal in a few weeks and be ready to join new families by Christmas.”

Clay Humane veterinarians are currently treating both cats including x-rays, surgery and pain management. Emerson received surgery to repair the jaw area. Buckman was treated for his road rash abrasions and is recuperating from the broken pelvis.

“Buckman and Emerson were found in very dangerous situations, and we are so grateful people rescued them and brought them to Clay Humane,” said Linda Welzant, executive director of Clay Humane. “With the help of generous donations from the community, we will help these cats heal and help them find loving homes for the holidays.”

Clay Humane estimates the cost of veterinary services, boarding, food and care for Buckman and Emerson at approximately $2,000.

Donations needed

To make a donation to help Buckman, Emerson and abandoned and sick animals like them, use PayPal below, or call 904.276.7729.

About Clay Humane

Clay Humane is a nonprofit animal welfare organization offering spay / neuter surgeries and other veterinary care at substantially reduced rates. Located in Orange Park, Fla., the clinic also offers humane education, pet behavioral counseling, pet therapy, wildlife protection and disaster preparation and response. Established in 1978, Clay Humane relies on grants, donations and fundraisers to operate and is committed to providing care to animals throughout Florida’s First Coast.

Media Contact:
Michelle Gilliam
Point Taken Communications